Saturday, October 15, 2011
A beautiful autumn Saturday
Today, the weather is absolutely PERFECT! It's a gorgeous day outside: 73 degrees, blue skies, bright sun, light breeze...loving it!
So, I'm blogging from my front porch and soaking in some sunshine!
Yesterday morning, Emily received another beautiful bouquet of flowers. This time, they came from a local florist instead of a UPS truck. These are from my aunt and uncle - thank you D&C!! We love you! And it's quite alright that you are at a "loss of words." Even we are at a loss of words...no one knows what to say right now. That's okay. That's just part of the emotional experience. The scriptures you gave instead are quite sufficient :-)
Love and support from friends and family continues to pour into our lives, softening the blow of our pain and helping us push through another day. It never ceases to amaze me that God places just the right amount of support in your life when you need it the most. It's like a symphony. And God is the maestro. The world is his orchestra and he directs each "musician" to play their solo with impeccable timing and harmonious accord. Life is beautiful!! "Can you hear it?" (quote from the movie, August Rush).
Speaking of musicians and beautiful people....yesterday, my sister came to visit us for the weekend! She is awesome!! And I am so happy to have family here to hug, talk to, and distract me from my suffering. Fridays are always "Pizza Night at the Hayes House." So, we all went out to a local restaurant and ate a HUGE pizza with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, rosemary ham, and bits of chicken cooked in a brick oven. It was delightful! After we got home, stuffed to the gills, we stayed up until 1am talking! Once she and Emily went to bed, I still couldn't go to bed. So, I stayed awake until 3-something -- again (see my previous post). The good news is that I was able to sleep much better last night than I had all week. I'm sure sleeping in late on a lazy Saturday morning had something to do with that :-)
And to top it all off, Caroline Grace is still alive and kicking...literally!
Today has been a great day...praying for more days like this.