In the past two years, I have experienced more joy and more sorrow than a person can take. In 2009, I became pregnant, lost a dear friend tragically, watched my best friend suffer tremendous loss, dealt with my fathers illness, tolerated issues of blended families, endured pregnancy complications, celebrated the birth of my beautiful daughter and finally struggled with the death of my father. My father passed away in October 2009, just 10 weeks after Mollie was born.
I used to love the fall and winter months. I used to anxiously await snowy days camped out by a fire. Now, I find myself miserable from October through March. These months are dull, cold, filled with sorrow and fatigue. The emotions that have occupied these months in the past two years feel like they are permanent. My dearest friend, Bonnie, gave me this CD when my father passed away. It was a comfort to her when she was in the throes of grief. This song, Spring is Coming, is one of our favorites. The words describe how anxious I am to see the green grass and hear the birds sing. I look forward to feeling the warm sun on my face. My dad never enjoyed the cold months either. He was always ready for spring time too. Enjoy this song.
Our good friends, the Hudsons and the Shofners, have purchased some farmland here in Fayetteville. They are both building homes on this land. We spent some time checking out their land and letting our kiddos run wild a few weekends ago. Mollie LOVED it- she played in the dirt (something she isn't used to) and we even drove through the pasture and saw cows up close! Here are pictures from our day on the farm.
Adam, Mollie and I had the privilege of watching Thomas a few Saturdays ago while Bonnie and Caroline spent some time together. He is the sweetest baby boy. Mollie and he play so well together and it is so cute watching them laugh and giggle. Mollie hasn't quite figured out how to say Thomas so she calls him the one name she can say, which is Jett. She talks about Jett all the time! Most of you may know that Jett and Thomas are cousins and both are included in Mollie's group of best buddies. So for now, it will be ok! Bonnie and I wondered if she thought they were the same person but she looked at a picture of both Jett and Thomas and she named Jett correctly and then called Thomas "Matt" (after my brother). So she understands they are two different people at least!
I could squeeze his face off!
They are playing house- Mollie is cooking and Thomas is playing with a necklace!
Here is a link to my dear friend, Bonnie's blog. I know alot of you follow her story and it just got REALLY good! Read on to find out details! Let me just say there is ICE involved and it wasn't from the snow storms....