Elijah and Ryan and their energy playing together.
Watching all the family at the bowling alley last night and loving that these committed bowlers are my people doing something I totally love!! League bowling as a family!
Beautiful clear SoCal sky today!
My colleagues at TCH who were kind to let me have this week during the chaos of Ash Wednesday so I could be with my family. They are working extra hard this week making up for me and their support and compassion is not forgotten.
Lent and Ash Wednesday and the way their message speaks to me in this season of life.
The presence of people when anxiety and grief start setting in. I see this at the hospital and see it in other places as well and I just marvel at the power of presence for others, and for me.
Dad jokes. I have loved this growing skill of mine!
Throwing some discs at Camp For All before families arrived and having that quiet and alone time.
The Retreat of Renewal, a Camp for families who have lost a child to cancer. This weekend I get to work with fathers and mothers whose love has been tested and challenged and stretched and deepened. I love them deeply and love this work deeply as my place of strength and refuge.
My last day of work for the next week and a half. I can’t wait to be in Brenham with the sweet families from TCH and then with my own sweet family in SoCal. I will be surrounded in love for the next 9 days. Awesome!
Trying new things, like a concert for Sleigh Bells last night!
Ryan growing up and being so cute. He is my world right now!
Reading Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons with Ryan. He loves this book now!
The ritual of attending church, which has provided great comfort and grounding throughout the difficult times in the last 8 years. Just the act of showing up has been a beautiful and meaningful act, regardless of worship or class or how much I’m fed. God is good and God has been good to me through Southwest Central.
The many number of teachers Ryan has had at his daycare, Homegrown Kids, and the way they have loved on him and brought him laughter and play and comfort.
The power of friendship.
Going home to SoCal for a week next week. Home will be a welcome place.