Life is made better by good friends. The past five days were brimming with ladies that add a little sparkle to my existence. There was a night out for dinner, a couples facial (there were two of us which equals a couple of people, but not a couple. It was still fun.) and the joy of sitting at the park while a dear friend and I watched our kids beat one another up. I don't know why all of these amazing, together, kind, beautiful women have let me be a part of their lives. I do know I am so grateful that they have.
There are few things that make you feel as needed or as helpless as singing your sick child to sleep. Margaret's body doesn't know how to not get sick and when it gets sick it has a hard time getting better. So I sit next to her in bed, brush my fingers through her hair and sing. The coughs travel from her chest to her toes and I try to lullaby them away. It doesn't work.
And finally. It is important to allow yourself to be encouraged. I am an expert witness in the trial of my own shortcomings. I know the places I have fallen and where I expect to stumble next. Riley sees something more for me. I need to allow for the possibility (maybe even probability!) of his vision. If and when I do fall, I know he will be there to pick me up.
Need a little laughter along with all that encouragement? Check out my one of my favorite blogs, Courtesy Laugh.
Have a great weekend.