|Olivia and Elsie -- last spring (or was it summer?)|
Whichever it is, a lot of people have been really nice about what's going on. Bryan has been taking care of me and Olivia non-stop. One of our friends watched Olivia for hours yesterday. Another friend stopped by with her entire collection of chick flicks and some yummy vanilla goldfish graham crackers. And earlier her husband came over to let us borrow their vacuum (we had been meaning to for ages) and told us how much he and his sweet wife had been thinking about us.
And I've received countless e-mails from friends, family, and people I don't even know who just wanted to send an encouraging word, check in on me, ask what they can do to help, and just in general to see how I'm doing. Every single note has been a blessing. A reminder that, no matter how lonely I may feel, I'm not alone. That Heavenly Father surrounds us with living angels. That everything will be okay.
Just now when I was checking blogs I came across this sweet little post my BFF put up for me. First it made me cry. I miss her a lot. On the really bad night, Bryan prayed that we'd have pleasant dreams and that night I dreamed that I was visiting Sarah in her old house--the one she grew up in and that we played in together so often. It was a gift of peace. I wish we lived closer.
But then I watched the funny videos she put up for me and it made me laugh. A lot.
And so, I pass the gift she gave me along to all of you. 8 Minutes of laughter. To get you though whatever it is each of you are going through right now. Or just to add a little bit of funny to your day.
Thank you, Sarah! And thanks to everyone else too. Your kindness, thoughtfulness, service, and prayers have not gone unnoticed. I feel peaceful about things. And that wouldn't be possible without God's love and assurance and all of your support.