Sunday, June 29, 2008

Meaningful Friendships

I woke up this morning feeling better than I have felt in weeks. I have been feeling like crap both physically and emotionally. Today was different. I woke up at 5:30am and went for a run. Just me and Coldplay. I came home and drew myself a bath. As I was soaking, I found myself pondering why I am feeling so good today. What changed? I have been paying more attention to my water intake but there was more to it than that. I realized that in spite of all of my angst I still showed up to cook dinner for the youth on Wednesday night. I knew it would cheer me up to be around my church family. It did. On Thursday I had dinner with some friends that live on my street. I had a lot of fun there too. On Friday, we had some friends over for wine and conversation. We laughed a lot! On Saturday, we got a last minute invitation to a tattoo party. It was really fun hanging out with friends and actually watching them get their ink.

I really think all of this time with friends was tangibly beneficial to both my physical body and my emotions. I am so thankful for the friendships I have. I am truly blessed.

In my previous post you will see random snapshots of people I would call friends.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Trying to stay focused on the good stuff

Life is both wonderful and difficult right now. Plucky and I just returned from Oregon where we celebrated our daughter's wedding. That part is wonderful and I am so happy for her. She is so full of life.

Unfortunately, Tim's Mom is being given only weeks to live now rather than months and she really is suffering. My father in law looks so tired and so sad. I hate watching the unnecessary death.

We also have my "Dad" who happens to be a real tool. (I'm actually being quite charitable with that comment.) He was so busy pitching a fit about God knows what when we were in my home town this past week that he didn't even want to see me or my children. We weren't even allowed in the house. Very painful.

I love my husband. How is it that I am so blessed with such a wonderful guy? Thank you Jesus that I didn't marry someone like my "Dad".

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

"A Merman Pops, A Merman!"

As you know, my sweet husband posted a blog about finding the kids a "new mommy" while I was in Georgia. I just thought I would share what I found when I out there. Tee Hee