I don’t want to lose this memory:
This past 4th of July weekend was an amazing weekend of friends and family. Something I guess I needed, because it made me feel full. I love these people!
Saturday, my friend and cousin, Beej, married an incredible woman who is also a friend, Lindsey. They both have past crap that made their journey to this day so much sweeter. I was thrilled to be able to watch them take this next step, with their kiddos, toward their future as a family.
With all weddings (and funerals), I got to see family members I hadn’t seen awhile. I love these particular extended family members. It does a heart good to be around your clan. My side of the family is so crazy and irreverent…it was healing to laugh with them all and love.
That night we were invited to celebrate with somewhat new friends. We’ve been hanging out with a lot of couples from our Sunday School class and there are some fun couples in that group. We laughed, got verclempt a bit here and there, danced(!), and blew things up. It was so much fun.
Old man did so good throughout the whole day until the very end. The chaos got to be too much for him. Unfortunately that meant Sunday wasn’t so hot, but he’s taking today to just veg. I’m sure he’ll be back to his old self by tomorrow. Breaks my heart when he has moments like this. He tries so hard to get through it but I just want to stuff him in my heart and protect him. Tourettes sucks.
This summer, so far, as been about taking back a more simplified life. It’s so refreshing. I didn’t realize how much I needed it.
Thankful for friends and family that get me despite my mouth and my air headedness. 😉