Saturday, May 11, 2013

Pausing To Give Thanks

Hello.  It's been awhile.  I hope we can still be friends. 

I go days with nothing to say.  Yet so much goes unsaid. 

Some of it is the normal craziness of life, celebrating Patrick's friend party (yes, two months late!),

 
and keeping up with the normal busyness of life. 

Most of it is deep sadness over cancer ravaging my parents' lives.  No words.  One sweet memory that will always be etched in my memory.  Look down the path and you will see Mei Mei pushing my father's wheelchair.


Will came home to see his Papa.  Bittersweet.  And only two days with my son left me aching for more.  I loved having him near and hearing him laugh while teasing his siblings.  And I was I thrilled to see our grandbaby. I miss her.  More than words can ever convey.


I did force a family photo out of Will's few precious hours.  I forgot how absolutely agonizing family pictures are!!!  Ugh!  Working to find coordinating outfits is a form of human torture!

 
The professional version coming soon to a blog near you!

On a positive note Kim is recovering quite well!  We finally have our smiling, happy girl back!  And we are so thankful for friends who brought dinner or sent money to buy dinner--thank you!!!


The past few months have been a roller-coaster. I try to remember to focus on Christ and take one day at a time.  Some days I don't do that so well--like this morning.  But I came downstairs and saw this--compliments of Mei Mei.


And I walked into the boys' room and saw this.


And I was reminded to slow down and smile, and give thanks to God for all His goodness--even in the midst of sorrow. 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

so sweet. praying for you. Happy Mothers day from one mom to another


erika

amber said...

I sometimes feel guilty that life goes on and that there are times of great joy in the midst of all this horrific nightmare with Mom and Dad. But I guess that we have to do our best to continue to appreciate and enjoy life, the example that Dad gave us of "making the most of each day". Thanks for blogging again and the family picture outfits are perfecto! For some reason a lot of the clothes look very familiar:)

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Praying for you!!!!!

Great reminder though....slow down....