We have left our desert home for gorgeous San Diego where we’ve been dancing among the waves, feasting on cookies and chocolates from Trader Joe’s and watching the kids giggle, race and play tea party with their cousins.
Ten kids under one roof may seem overwhelming, but they are so well-suited in temperament and interests (right now three kids are playing Clue, three are reading and the little boys are wrestling with Stefan) and so enamored with the thrill of having cousins that Ben announced last night, “It’d be pretty cool if we lived in one house all the time. A lot of work, but fun.”
And it’s good that we were together this weekend when my dad made his long standing engagement official. He’s getting married in the fall.
I am struggling. But probably not for the reasons you think. I’m asking for neither advice nor scoldings, but simply the time and space to find my own peace.
What beautiful pictures! They made my heart happy and sad at the same time. I miss those cute kids.
Change is hard. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
And there’s always space and time for you here.
Love and prayers your way.
((hugs)) I have things I think I can say, but I respect that request for space. If you ever want to talk, you can call.
What great pictures. And even though I don’t know you in person, I’m sending a hug and prayer your way.
I hope that peace comes sooner than later.
(And I don’t want that to be read as a ‘get over it quickly’ comment but just warm thoughts your way.)
I used to work as a therapist, Michelle. And I’m not giving advice and certainly not scolding, beause I think your feelings are completely natural. I would feel the same way, I’m sure.
I just wanted to mention one statistic: It’s the men with very happy marriages who most often remarry quickly.
And on the cousin front, there’s nothing better than getting them together, is there?
There is nothing in the world like a cousin. Enjoy your vacation. Thinking about you. Always.