This past week has been incredibly tough as a few more innocent and loved children lost their lives to this unfair and unrelenting disease. I find myself sad this week and pretty down. I ask myself how it is that I can go through some days smiling and feeling optimistic and happy... sure that things will work out! Then before I can get too comfortable in my thoughts, I am hit with reality that puts me right back in my place. Reminding me again that we are going through something so devastatingly hard. Something that seemingly will never end. Maybe it's because it was Easter yesterday. I know watching the kids everywhere collecting their eggs was beautiful and sad all wrapped in one. I'm just so grateful that we have this amazing place to go through this journey. We are all in the same boat. All glad to be here but terrified of not knowing what our future holds. It's true for all of us. It always has been. But when it's right in front of you, it's hard to look away sometimes. Like a bad car accident. You know you should just keep staring forward, concentrating on the road in front of you, but you can't help but to look at the damage and feel sad, scared or even relieved that it wasn't your turn this time.
The Easter Bunny surprised the kids here. We are still trying to figure out how he snuck in. And puppy didn't even bark!
Kayla and Angiel getting ready to hunt for some eggs
I have never seen so many eggs! Incredible!!!
This is one determined girl!
Three bucket-fulls later... we are DONE! That's enough candy for one holiday ;)
As I sit here about to hit publish I just have to share this moment with you. We are sitting outside in the playground. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping! The trees are full of big green leaves. Kayla just shared with me that she loves multiplication. I am watching Denny, Kayla and Anthony run around the playground. Everyone laughing hysterically. Kayla has mastered throwing a football. She has a good arm for as tiny as it is. Anthony is seriously amazing with a Frisbee! We are trying to decide if we should go to the zoo or play ping-pong. Oh wait, first a game of hide-and-seek. I am going to go and live in the moment. Time to turn this frown upside down! My family is alive and well right now. A day to truly be grateful for.