I remember the last time I wrote a “life lately” post I told you guys that we had moved from Colorado to Arkansas…kind of a big surprise, right? I promise this time around I won’t spring a cross-country move on you guys; more than anything I just want to share snippets of life and thoughts and dreams!
- Has been filled with the loss of loved ones. As y’all know my grandmother passed away a few weeks ago, and then just a week ago Nate’s grandfather passed away. It’s all been bittersweet; knowing they’re not in pain anymore is so comforting, but we are now living with the fact that we hardly knew them at all. We’re sad they’re gone and we’re sad that it took us 30 years to realize how precious their lives were.
- Has been filled with immense joy. With the loss of such beloved family members comes the time where we hang out with our entire families and learn how we can love one another better. There are stories, laughter, tears, hugs and lives being shared, and we have felt so much closer to our loved ones every since. I was listening to The Band Perry (great in concert by the way!) and their song “If I Die Young” and this verse always stands out to me as a statement that is so true, but I hope that I’m turning into a person who doesn’t have to feel the sting of death to truly listen to and know other people:
A penny for my thoughts, oh no, I’ll sell ’em for a dollar
They’re worth so much more after I’m a goner
And maybe then you’ll hear the words I been singing
Funny, when you’re dead how people start listening
- Has been fun! Weston is officially a toddler now and he is gaining personality by the minute. Along with the recent foray into fake crying he has also almost started running a couple times, opens and shuts all doors and drawers, will shake his head when he’s not supposed to be doing something, and understands the phrase, “Be gentle” which is the cutest ever. He has also started pointing and reaching up to be picked up and I’m surprised I’m more than just a puddle on the floor after he does this. I love him.
- Has been a blessing. It’s times like these that you realize how amazing life is. What a miracle that we are all here at all! I feel so blessed to take a breath of cool air, to hear the cries of my baby boy, to snuggle with our pups in the warm sunshine that floods through the windows, to kiss my husband and talk to our family and friends. Even when life is hard and full of suffering, life is good and we are blessed 🙂
I hope you guys are having a fun Tuesday! Get ready for a fun recipe tomorrow 🙂