Today's Gifts...

Today's Gifts...

*Grace and strength to get up, brush my teeth, get dressed, and go to work.

*One of my sweet kiddoes at the clinic crawled into my lap and used his words to ask for bubbles.

*Kept warm at work with a cozy neck warmer given to me by one of my Adventure Sisters -- a HUGE blessing because being cold is on my top 3 list of things I HATE.

*Met for coffee with a friend who lost her daughter last year. We both agree that we hate belonging to this club. We also agree that we believe more deeply than ever -- God is real and He is WITH US.

*Enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared with love by a long-time friend who has been with me throughout this ordeal. We sat and talked about everything -- Chandler, the loss of her dad, decorating, relationships, raising kids, and what's next.

*The best gift of this day, thanks to Brendan...seeing my gravity-defying son do his thing on the beach. My heart.

Chandler, I miss you so much. Your flips on the beach remind me to embrace the moment. To enjoy the gifts right in front of me. To breathe deep and take it all in.

God, thank you for the gifts I enjoyed today, each one tailored just for me.

So Many Lives in 18 Days

So Many Lives in 18 Days

Before and After

Before and After