It's been a difficult couple of weeks. Life keeps lobbing things at us and those we love – the good, the bad and the ugly. I realize that is life, but the frequency seems to be picking up – kinda like one of those carnival skill tests that starts out easy enough but then goes faster and faster until it is impossible to keep up.
Some of the good:
Laura's suggestion; it's tasty!) cooked down and canned.
Brian went on a church youth group campout this weekend, giving Rick and me a rare weekend alone. Sabbath afternoon we went on a little photo safari to a nearby wildlife refuge (photos later, maybe), followed by a delish dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.
Some of the bad:
Some of the ugly:
The devil has been playing hard ball the last couple weeks. A little over a week ago, my ex-SIL was killed in a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, the ensuing confusion/corruption regarding her estate has made a difficult situation for my niece even worse; my folks' involvement on her behalf is what is delaying their visit.
Last Friday, my husband reached the difficult decision to put down his old cutting horse after a 20+ year partnership. It was hard on all of us.
Today one of the moms from our homeschool co-op, and a friend of mine, died as a result of a brain hemorrhage she suffered a little over two weeks ago. She was only in her 30s, and leaves a husband, two young boys, parents, a sister. Yeah; sometimes life sucks.
That's some of what we've been dealing with at . . .