Friday, May 21, 2010

Awaiting the Lazy Days of Summer

As the school year winds down, or finishes with a BANG! as it is actually doing in our world, my kids and I are anxiously awaiting our days of back yard playing, afternoons of book reading, and days spent pool-side. And so, until next week, we will do dance recitals, kindergarten beach days, and try to finish up all the loose ends before our bike rides can begin. Last weekend we got a delicious taste of what is to come, playing at one of the fountains downtown Pueblo... My children delighted in the cool water... ahh, to spend our days this way... magnificent. If you are looking for us, we will be at play this summer.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chemo is Complete

My life is getting ready to return to normal. As normal as anyone's life can be I suppose. My Erik's chemo treatment of six months is finally complete, and we are ready to more forward. Blessed Spring arrives with a renewed sense of love and appreciation at our house this year.

I feel a deep desire to clean out and reestablish our personal space... and our new eco-friendly bed comes in a box this afternoon... time to purge the chemicals from our family bed.

Erik and I are patiently walking through these days, realizing that the time to regenerate and restore are upon us, and this doesn't mean easy, but simply taking it one day at a time. After all, it is all one day at a time, I am not sure why I always forget that!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Connecting with the Trees... Gratitude in My Life

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. -Meister Eckhard

As I traverse this time in my life, as my husband's life changing Hodkings Lymphoma makes a deep and lined impact on our family in so many ways, I am finding the wisdom and truth in these words. The gratitude that I feel for the community that is continually reaching out to hold us up is so powerful for me. I find that in the days as I struggle, I give thanks for the food and support that are coming our way... almost daily. I had a week where for five days in a row, I received cards and support via the mail. What a powerful thing, to feel five days of endless support.

My children are struggling through this time... missing daddy and the normalcy of our family, but they too are striding through this time with as much grace as they possess. They are beams of light and say things that make the world easier to navigate. 

Here Scarlett announces: "this is my favorite tree... it has been waiting for me". What could I say.... "yes Scarlett, it has". May we all find solace and peace from standing in the trees.