This was Sam's favorite toy that he used to play with. (Notice the past tense.) Don't know what struck him - frustration or exhilaration...only Sam knows.
The last few days have been the same for me. I've been thrilled to my toes to meet Deidra face to face. I promise to do a post set aside just for our meeting. It was wonderful beyond words.
I've been saddened to tears by the loss of my big brother born from another mother. Growing up, I never had a brother. It was something that my twin sis and I always wished for. He came into our lives as someone that our older sister dated and then, when she moved on, our brother stayed in our lives. Over the years we kept in touch, with him always telling us how much he loved us. We lift our glasses to you, Craig.
I was also exhilarated. Although the wedding date was postponed, my twin and my niece stole me away to a girls' weekend in Vegas. It was great seeing Vegas through the eyes of a 13 year old. We stayed up late, laughing and sharing our most embarrassing stories. She also got to see how nutty both her mom and I are when we get together. I promised her that I wouldn't do anything to get us arrested and I held true to that promise.
Most of all, I'm happy. I may not be celebrating my wedding but I am celebrating my dad's 74th birthday. Even though he's miles away in NC, I'm excited that God has given my dad another year to celebrate.
Hopefully, the week will usher in some quiet moments because I am craving that as well.
Lover of God, my awesome husband, Pastor J, my kids, bonus kids, furkids and chocolate. I'm a writer, with a passion for anything creative. I am silly, clumsy, honest, faithful and often times, pathetic but so thankful that God loves me just as I am.