um, hi. been a few days, hasn't it? it felt like i barely kept the family fed and in clean clothes these last few days, so blogging was kind of out of the question. usually it is a healthy release for me, but it would have been just another thing to do this week.
lots of things going on. luca needs a patch for his weak eye (he is not a fan) and family photos were taken (thanks alan!), we went to a barn dance (yeehaw!) and the laundry battle was finally won (jesse and i tag teamed it all morning). enzo's first birthday is in a week!!! (how did that happen?)
and those we love had such big life stuff happening. with a sick little girl in tanzania and a dad needing quadruple bypass surgery and new babies being welcomed. wow. my heart is stretched.
for us, the big stuff included the two year anniversary of saying good-bye to harehok. i am a bit out of sorts and working through some of that as well.
but i just want to say hello to the new friends stopping by. and the old ones too. you are all so loved. do you know that? you really are. and i am not the only one who feels that way. i can't even begin to understand or explain how much God loves you. HE LOVES US! and we need that love. desperately and completely.