There is too much running through my head as I sit down to write something this week.
Do you ever have one of those weeks that leaves you reeling? Events touch your life and shake you to the core.
I’ve been asking myself lately, why I blog about our life? It’s not to show off. It’s mostly to stay connected when I feel far away.
Sharing the good things helps, especially when I have a week like this past one, where the good and the bad are just too much to absorb. Too much to wrap my head around. It’s been a helpful exercise to take time out about once a week to track the wonderful and quirky things that happen. It helps me keep a sense of humor. It keeps my glass half full. The danger in sharing the highlights is that it might look like we have it all together, when in fact we struggle like everyone else.
So, for a week that started off with the tunnel we regularly take to the airport becoming the tragedy Bostonians feared...
...here’s to seeing the silver lining, and remembering the highlights of the life I was blessed to live this week:
Realizing that we have strong bonds with our friends, and that no matter what happens, we’re in it with them for the long haul;
Spending Saturday hanging out and catching up with a good friend, eating breakfast for lunch, then going to pick blueberries in the summer heat;
Going to the airport to pick Matt up after a difficult six days away from each other;
Finding a new singer I dig--Corinne Bailey Rae. Think a young cross between Erykah Badu and Norah Jones, if you are in to that sort of thing;
And remembering my favorite prayer was tucked away in a journal I kept in college.
"Keep watch, dear Lord, over those who work, or watch, or wait this night. And give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous. And all for your love’s sake."
[Sorry to the non-religious, but this was a week that called for prayer.]
And thanks for the comments about the last post. I love them! And yes, I was referring to Powell's Books in Portland. :)