It has been one year since my mom went to walk with our Lord and Savior, free of all the physical pain she was experiencing on Earth. I thought for the longest time that I would never write a post about my mom’s passing because what is there to say? But it has now been a year without hearing her voice, giving her a hug or having her hold my girls. I feel like there is A LOT to say but what I want to focus on is how great our God is.
I expected to break down. I honestly thought that at some point during this year I would completely break down. Mother’s Day without mom, the birth of our baby girl without mom, Peyton’s birthday without Gramma, a trip back to Indiana without mom, my first birthday without mom, our first Thanksgiving without mom, our first Christmas without mom, our first you-name-it without mom.
I’m currently backing up all of the videos on my iPhone to the computer so I can free up some space. Instagram stories definitely makes this job A LOT more difficult because I am constantly recording little snippets of our everyday.
We had a play date at a friend’s house Wednesday morning. It’s the sweetest thing having friends with kids the same age as Peyton and knowing they’ll get to grow up together!
So I missed posting a Thoughts on Thursday yesterday. I’ll go ahead and be honest and let you know that I took a nap while Peyton napped instead of typing a post. Trust me – it was very needed.
So here I sit on a Friday evening. We just laid Peyton down for bed and Forest is in the basement painting and grouting tile so he can install baseboards tomorrow and be D.O.N.E. [except for dusting everything and putting it all back in place which we’ll do tomorrow and he said his basement will be done for Mother’s Day – how sweet. ;)].
So here are a few thoughts from my week:
It can’t be May 4th and I not share this GIF. Happy Star Wars day!
I got a new app – Leap Second: 1 Second Video Journal that compiles one 1 second video from every day. I just made this one for April!
Happy last Thursday in April!
Me and this silly girl are going to get a free cone at Carvel today when she wakes up from her nap!
So I don’t know if it’s pregnancy related or not but lately I’m able to pull of 3 days (I haven’t tried more than that) without washing my hair! And to make it even more awesome, I don’t have to use dry shampoo! It HAS to be related to pregnancy hormones because I’ve never been able to go 2 days even using dry shampoo.
A cute compilation of spring jackets under $50.
Indie had a 6-week post-surgery check-up at the vet on Friday and the doctor gave us the go-ahead on physical therapy – short 10-15 minute walks that gradually increase in length as the week progresses. Her walks started the next day and so did my shin splints. Ouch. They were better today during her walk after dinner, thank goodness, but shin splints are no joke!
We had a guest speaker at church on Sunday, Daniel Fusco. He actually grew up in the Old Bridge, NJ area and is a 3x church planter currently living outside of Portland, OR. He mentioned his book, Honestly: Getting Real about Jesus and Our Messy Lives, and I’m very interested in reading it.