Thank you so much for all of your sweet words about our friend.
These last days have felt so heavy.
I don't really know how else to explain it.
I left the kids with family in New York and flew to meet Joe in Louisiana. We attended services for our friend and then drove north to collect our family and head home. I have never felt more grateful for family, for the ability to call at a moment's notice and have my children (and 5 animals) received into loving arms. Not worrying about the kids a single second all week while I stood by Joe's side. I could never express my gratitude with words, it is too great. Truly~
As for now, we just take small steps forward. We support our sweet friend who lost her husband. We hope that each day the fog lifts a little more and the sun comes out…. that each sunrise might make for a little more peace in so many hearts filled with sorrow.
It's hard…. and so heavy. And healing takes time.
As I type these words in a quiet sun filled corner of my house, two little ones are laughing and playing in the backyard. My sweet man is napping on the couch after a long day of yard work. The wind is rustling the leaves outside….. almost sounding like soft waves on the ocean. The smell of summer mixed with a pot of chicken soup on the stove is making my heart feel full.
It's always so good to be home.