While this was a "goofy photo" taken by my sweet Emme, the face does say it all!!!!
Things have not gone easily or well for our family.
My lack of blogposts is partially due to computer malfunctions,
but life has sadly thrown some curveballs too.
We try to focus on the positive....and our sweet Taylor is high on that list.
In all things family sustains....
....and Grandchildren continue to be the light in our lives.
Jim got an emergency phone call that his sister was ill and going in for brain surgery.
He quickly flew to be there as a support,
and spent endless days trying to contact his cousin Trish
who has always been so close to both Barb and Jim.
After days of no response, he contacted her church.
They kindly went to the house to see what was going on.
Tragically they found Trish had passed away
and Jim was now dealing with two tragic events in one week.
Since Jim was the closest relative,
and Barb was still recovering ( a long long process that is still ongoing),
much needed to be done.
Thankfully Jonathan, Jill and our sweet girls met us in Tennessee.
They were a great support and the girls were a joyous distraction.
The weeks have been overwhelming and filled with continual sadness.
While Trish blessed Jim with her home, we are conflicted as to what to do.
After weeks in Tennessee, we came home again and have tried to reestablish normalcy.
We have celebrated joyous family occasions....
We are immersed in Baseball games.....go Dono!!!!
We are in a season of birthdays and.....
....when sadness seems to overtake joy, we only need hug this dear baby.
I truy don't know how we could bear this confusion and sorrow without our sweet little ones.
We focus on the blessings, and continue to pray for resolve and strength.
I hope to blog more often....I have missed documenting lifes moments.
We live with hope that there will be more moments of laughter and less of tears.
It has been a difficult 2017.