Saturday, April 28, 2007

Turning point

It's been such a long week. A quite emotionally exhausting one, as well, simultaneously navigating several personal hurdles while rejoicing--with cautious optimism--at some other potentially wonderful news we've recently received in two particular areas for which we've been praying especially hard lately. At any rate, Darren remarked to me this morning that it has been far too long since I posted anything on my blog, and I know he's right. So today I've picked myself up, brushed myself off, and have found a new stride, thanks in large part to the lovely morning I shared with my girls while "the Boys" were out getting haircuts together.

Caitlyn graciously decided to host a tea party for Meghan and me, along with, of course, an assortment of stuffed animals. Her entire box of toy food and dishes came out from under her bed, and she dutifully served all her "guests" before serving herself a pear and "coffee". (She is so much like her Mommy!) The sweetness of these small sisters was almost too much for my full and aching heart, and no other party in the world could have been more splendid!Before too long, my sweet guys returned and added even more merriment to our morning. My particularly handsome little man arrived with balloons! (The perfect contribution, of course, to any party!)
And my sweet and thoughtful hubby even had a surprise for me: geraniums! My favorite! He knew how much I had been wanting some for the barrel near our front door (I think they make for such a cheerful welcome) and so he picked up a beautiful variety to plant for me. This one is my favorite!I was able to take a gloriously long afternoon nap with Meghan, a perfectly snugly companion, and Darren is now preparing dinner so we can all eat together before I go to work. I'm working a whole shift tonight, an uncommon occurrence but one I don't mind too much because tomorrow promises to be another perfect day. We'll be having lunch with my dad's family in honor of my Grandpa's birthday, and it has been far too long since I've seen my Grandparents or my I'm very happy and excited.

Next week will be another full and busy one, but I think I'll be back here a little more frequently. I miss you all when I'm away. A blessed weekend to you, friends!


He who wears the most black wins. said...

Oh, Melissa, we miss you when you're away as well. It's far too easy to get bogged down when things are feeling crazy. I always love knowing that my blogger friends are checking in on me, and you can rest assured that we are checking in on you as well. :)

What a wonderful day it turned out to be with "the girls". Miss Ella and I have "girl days" too and I cherish them so much. I can't believe how big Miss Meghan is getting to be! Holy cow!

Have a wonderful day with your dad's family tomorrow and a good night at work.

p.s. Can't wait to hear more about that "good news" as well! ;)

Margaret in Minnesota said...

I agree with He Who Wears the Most Black. We never do know who's checking in on us and offering up a prayer as a result. You have a beautiful family, Melissa. Don't worry about skipping a week (or two) of posts while you are realigning your life, as it were, on the home front. I'm doing the same exact thing.