July 24, 2015
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Life is all about the moments, the good the bad and the ugly. This week has been full of all of them. There has been a lot to celebrate like Maddie's 22nd birthday and this Sunday we are having a brunch with her soon to be in-laws to celebrate their engagement.
Her birthday was a little bittersweet for me thinking about all the changes that are coming. She is the same age I was when she was born! That's scary stuff right there.
I'm also celebrating this article I was asked to contribute by Romantic Homes Magazine for their special Cottage Country issue which I believe hits the newsstands August 4th. I was truly honored to be a part of it.
It's just the sort of thing that would have made my Momma so proud. It seems appropriate to be writing about it today which is the 5th anniversary of the day we lost her. I didn't sleep well last night and was up for for a long time in the wee hours before drifting off this morning and having the sweetest dream about her joining us for our celebration brunch. I cherish those dreams. I feel like she came to comfort me.
Amid the sad anniversaries, the roof and shower leaks, the broken dehumidifier and the car repairs, there is so much to celebrate: new soon-to-be family, personal accomplishments, picnics in the park with friends, a phone call with the dad I couldn't have imagined having a relationship with 5 years ago and the constant love, support and encouragement of my little tribe of people. They are everything to me.
So in the midst of the good, the bad and the ugly, I realize how truly blessed I am to have this life. Even the really hard bits.