Monday, March 18, 2013

Scenes from a Weekend: Repair

The thing about life is this -- even in the midst of grieving our baby, the human heart can still swim deep into joy.

This weekend there have been tears. Oh, yes. Enough tears to soak several tissue boxes and make you think that maybe I might have fallen into a rabbit hole of despair.

But instead this weekend, I fell face first into repair, despite, well, myself.

Wake up call!! "Goo mornin mommy. How you sleep las nigh?"

These days have heard lots of laughter, starting first thing in the morning with a 3-year-old boy bounding into my bedroom bellowing "Goo morning, mommy. How you sleep las nigh?" while I was still, um, sleeping.

This sums up our night. Super silliness. :-)

And ending in fits of giggles after John and the boys were Irish jigging and a certain long-legged husband accidentally kicked a certain oldest son in the head ... knocking him off of his feet and sending him into a hysterical laughter at daddy's attempt at traditional Irish dance.

There's been a slow-coming surrender in remembering to turn my shaking palms back up and open the closed-knuckle grasp with which I keep trying to squeeze everything I've deemed as mine ...

and in mustering the courage and trust to actually begin such a movement to let go. Again.

He is so sweet. And his hands are so big for 3 years old.

This weekend afforded John and I three hours alone with each other to talk and process and sort and cry and question ... and then finally acknowledge that our ways are not God's ways and our thoughts are not God's thoughts

while giving Him thanks for that hard bit of dessert manna to swallow.

An afternoon coffee date with hubby ... First time we've really gotten to talk since everything sort of got turned upside down Tuesday. Thankful for coffee and conversation and a bit of normal amid this week.

And this weekend was sprinkled with warm, sweet coffee, sipped slowly and steadily while taking in the moments that unfolded and seemed to promise renewal that, too, would come slowly and steadily.

Join us at Bigger Picture Blogs as we capture Scenes from our Weekend


  1. I am so glad you had moments of respite this weekend.

  2. Love you! I'm glad that you are swimming in healing waters and that the waves are NOT engulfing you. Skype! ... I will be the girl who is gutting out her house and lysoling, bleaching, and throwing away items like utensils, toothbrushes and sanity. Oh wait- that is already been thrown out. HA!

  3. I'm so sorry for your loss, and I'm glad you experienced some joy and repair this weekend. You are right - our plan is not His plan. May He wrap you in His love and comfort as you heal.

  4. I love your little brown haired cuties! their expressions are adorable & fit their personalities to a T :)
    I'm glad to know you are letting it out - healing tears and wrapping up in your sweeties is good medicine. Praying for you regularly. big hugs my friend.

  5. Sounds a lot like healing to me. I'm glad that alongside the tears, you also had some good laughs, and good talks, and good coffee. That all sounds like exactly what a soul might need. Sending love your way!

  6. Slow coming surrender. How could it be any other way when the heart breaks so completely? You amaze me with your strength and ever lasting faith.

  7. I've come back several times...and re-read. I find the resilience of the human spirit to be remarkable. I think it's often where I sense the divine the most fully. Thank you for opening the window to your heart.


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