Wow. The last few days have been crazy! Lots has been going on- the good and the not-so-good.
I'll start with the good:
- As of Saturday night, Seth and I are officially "under contract" home buyers. YAY! We found a really fantastic area, with a great elementary school two blocks away, and a really wonderful home in a culdesac-- best part of the whole deal if you ask me! We are thrilled and crossing our fingers that it all goes through :)
- I am feeling calm and collected and READY to marry my best friend. Things are moving along pretty close to perfectly and as a result, I am losing my anxious nerves.
Now, the not-so-good:
- Last week, a dear friend of mine from my youth passed away. Even though it's been years and years since we have seen each other or talked, my heart is heavy for the loss of such a wonderful woman and also for all those left behind, grieving, questioning and desperately missing their wife, daughter, friend and loved one.
- Remember my neighbor, the one I suspected was pregnant but couldn't quite tell? Well on Friday, I learned that two weeks ago, she delivered her sweet daughter at 30 weeks- sleeping. My heart just broke. I wish I would have known sooner... to take in a meal... or to offer help... or just to let her know that I love her...
In this crazy thing we call life, I am learning how to embrace the good and the not-so-good that will always transpire. Wonderful things happen everyday.... terrible and hurtful things happen everyday... and I'm trying to enjoy every moment of the wonderful, whilst trying to wrap my head around the difficult. It can be a bit of a juggling act at times, but I will always try to stay grounded- learning to have a healthy balance between both.
All I know is that today, I will squeeze my son a little tighter... I will love my family a little greater... I will reach out to my neighbor(s) more regularly.... I will cherish the amazing friendships I have.... and I will continue to thank my Heavenly Father for the incredibly solid man in my life. I am appreciative of all of the "times" in my life:
The exciting times.
The sad times.
The just trying to get by times.
This is life.
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