Monday, November 22, 2010

It's so encouraging

Jenna Allen took this. She rocks.
that there is hope.
It has been 10 weeks. And I didn't even know!!  In fact, I thought it was 9!
We are moving forward!
Every Monday isn't excruciating! 
We were able to enjoy some couples pictures with our friends Jenna and Ian this weekend before church.
We took some of them and they took some of us.  IT was SO FUN.
I loved it.
And I loved the shots she captured.
I'm sure you will see LOTS more of them.
My hubby and I are getting back on track. 
Sometimes you underestimate the stress that losing a child can put on a marriage.
I felt like we have communicated "pretty well" throughout this journey, but it doesn't matter. It is hard. And we have disconnected a bit. So we are trying to take time to reconnect.  And spend intentional time together.
We went on a really fun date this weekend. "I am going to take your tastebuds on an adventure"...yep. I'm pretty sure that came out of my man's mouth. Dairy Queen, Starbucks, Sushi....quite the adventure :)

Tonight we had dinner at our pastor's house. I wanted to socialize. And it was fun. Total Step forward.

I have been taking photos when I have the energy and want to practice.
That is so fun for me.
The creativity is coming back.

All of these things point to something: my heart is creeping back out of it's hiding spot.
It is trying to re-enter the world of 'feeling'.
It believes it might be calming after the storm.
It was rough waters there for a while.
But things are calming down.

And I couldn't be happier. :)

gray ric rac copy


  1. Love your pic! Hello to feeling better!

  2. I think that it all is a good place to be. Being in different places in your grief is so hard (an really normal). Being intentional about talking and spending time does wonders. It is nice to see you both smile (even if it is for a little while, hoping it lasts).

  3. So glad I found your blog! We just adopted our son after loosing our daughter last year. (My heart changed toward adoption after loosing our glad it did!)) We signed up in January and had him in our arms when he was born in September!
    I was a teacher as well prior to being a stay at home mom. I taught for 12 years and the last grade I taught was second.
    I look forward to following your journey and I am sorry for your loss. If you need any adoption tips, I am here!

  4. I have found time and grief to be very interesting creatures. Time always pushing forward but grief seems to ebb and flow against the push. It's been hard sometimes to recognize whats going on and to take/make time to do what needs to be done. Glad you took some time to date your man, we've needed those special times too!