I am truly blessed by so many people who have stepped forth to make these days so much more bearable. You’ve entertained my big kids, enabling them to have a fun and memorable summer vacation. You’ve cuddled with my tiny kid so I could go out with my husband and/or my big kids. You’ve spent countless nights or even just one night with Nora so we could sleep knowing she’d be safe. You’ve taken amazing photographs that we’ll treasure forever. You’ve sent random cards and notes of kindness and encouragement just when we needed them most. You’ve cooked meals for us, brought us lunch and even breakfast. You’ve cleaned our house. You’ve brought in our garbage cans. You’ve sent or brought us flowers to liven up our home. You’ve sent beautiful, sweet, thoughtful, and adorable gifts. You’ve offered me advice with your medical background. You’ve set up fund raisers. You’ve participated in fundraisers. You’ve brought me coffee. You’ve brought me ice cream. You’ve made donations. You’ve let us know we’re not alone. You’ve showed up with a hug and a shoulder to cry on. You’ve called just to say hello, to make me laugh or to give me encouragement. You’ve organized and participated in a prayer ambush. You’ve followed along with us on our journey, even if silently. Best yet, you’ve PRAYED for us. To reflect on all of this brings tears to my eyes. I am so very thankful for each and every one of you!
A couple hours at the pool today was completely revitalizing. Not to mention my first time in a pool this summer!! Aaahh!!
I had so much fun playing “hiney biter” with G & G (me chasing them around in the water with my long hair over my face for extra added scary effect). It was beautiful to see them actually playing nicely with each other instead of teasing and fighting!! Thank you, Amanda C. for allowing that to happen!
Even when I do get out (which I’ve suddenly been able to do a lot of lately), I CAN’T WAIT to get back to my little cuddle bug!! She’s always got loves and cuddles for Mommy waiting! Mmmm. This evening just Nora and I went on a little walk.
How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!
(Psalm 133:1 NIV)