I have been trying to put my thoughts of the past week on paper for a few days now. It’s not easy. I have thought of many words that might describe this past week:
crazy, fun-filled, exhausting, bittersweet, miraculous, magical, surreal, beautiful and
fascinating just to name a few.
Both of the wedding ceremonies as well as the reception were amazing. Both of my daughters were stunning brides. I am so excited to get the pictures back from both of the photographers and believe me I will definitely be sharing. It was a beautiful day. Thank you so much to my family and friends who helped in so many ways. I seriously could not have done it without your help. To those of you who live close by, I have candy, lots of it, orange sixlets, gumballs, rock suckers and lemon slices, please stop in for a bag.
The most magical part of the entire day was the fact that our little angel was able to attend. Our purpose in moving the weddings up from August to July was in hopes that Kristen would be well enough to attend. Many prayers were offered and many prayers were answered. It was just a week ago tonight that I said to my family that Kristen would NEVER be able to attend the festivities on Wednesday. She was too sick. She was fading much quicker than I had expected. She could barely walk without getting dizzy. She needed to carried from her room down to the family room. Her fever was increasing. Then I noticed that her ear was draining, a lot. An ear infection? Really? Maybe this was the cause of her discomfort, her fever, her dizziness. I would have to wait a couple of days and see it the antibiotics helped, and help it did. By Tuesday evening she was getting that sparkle back in her eye. Wednesday morning she walked down the stairs. Yes, she was still weak, but she was also strong, strong enough to attend her sister’s weddings.
And we are grateful.
Where there is hope, there is faith. Where there is faith, there are miracles.
I am so thankful for the memories of the past week. Kristen continues to guide me. Her light continues to shine and show me the way. It is a sweet feeling to smile at Kristen and see her smiling back at me.
She has already showed me that I am stronger than I thought I was.
I can’t wait to see what she is going to teach me tomorrow.