Life consists of both the amazing and wondrous moments filled with gratitude and happiness and then other times life takes you down the road of suffering and sadness.
I am so thankful that in this human life we get to experience such a wide range of emotions.
At the end of November I suffered a miscarriage and it was not only sad but scary because of some severe bleeding which required an emergency room visit. I was nine weeks along and had spent the previous six weeks feeling very sick and tired but at the same time hopeful. The following two weeks, I took the time to grieve, to let me body heal and to wonder, pray, and be grateful for all that I have been given. When just a week after the hospital visit, Mike asked me if I thought I was depressed (like maybe I needed help or something), I almost smacked him. Geez! Isn't ok to just be down for awhile. I think that so much of our culture sends the message that we should be entertained all the time, minimize pain, not have to work too hard, etc...
Anyway, I am doing much better and am loving this beautiful season. (Our business has slowed to a trickle now which is a blessing after a crazy few weeks.)
My mother and her husband visited this past weekend. They live in Connecticut and we don't see them very often so it was a special time and we had everyone here for dinner on Friday night.
Which leads me to the next bit of exciting news - Thomas and Sam are engaged! They are planning to marry on May 30th right here at our humble homestead.
So much goodness and even though life gets messy sometimes, the beautiful always returns.