[Written earlier this week…]
We have a few videos rolling and almost ready to share, but in the meantime, more life happens than one can ever catch!
In this one day, we celebrated young life (kissing my babies cheeks as they woke, throwing a small party for our ‘almost’ 5 year old) and deeply mourned the loss of old life (we found this morning that one of the dearest people in all the world to us, my Grandma, had past away in the night).
Today, we enjoyed the closeness of family as we traveled more than a couple hours together in the car (my husband and I, his parents and our baby girls) for Mike and his father to speak to a group of people who were far, far away from their families: missionaries willing to leave family and home for a greater cause.
Today we regretted the end of an era, my Grandma’s time here on the earth, and then we laughed in joy at the scene of a new era rising right before our eyes as we witnessed our highschoolers perform in the opening show of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” tonight. (Oh, how I see again and again the strength, energy, and promise of our youth! I can feel the promise of their tomorrow’s even as mine pass me by so quickly now.)
In this one little day, we’ve stood in awe of the miracle, joy, and heartbreak of it all, one continual round: Family.
Even in the midst of the pain of losing family, we were comforted by family. (Mike’s parents & siblings even prayed for my extended family as we mourned my Grandma’s death; our family cried together, talked and leaned on each other; and my parents arrival here tonight, their very presence, brought unexpected joy and comfort at the end of this day, when my heart felt a little raw.)
I’m so grateful for family, the gift that goes on and on…
Love Much from Ours