I've spent most of the afternoon doing a little spring cleaning around this ol' gal because for WEEKS now I've been itching to tell some stories around here.
I'm about to go all killjoy up in here but please stick with me because there is a happy ending that, not surprisingly, is at the end.
In early February we lost a friend who was tragically killed by a drunk driver. It sent shock waves through my life and like most untimely deaths I've reflected deeply on my life and the people I love most. Death has a funny way of making what didn't seem too important yesterday, priceless today. For weeks I wondered when my last weeks, days, minutes were going to be and if my minutes were really in minutes, how I would die full of regret. I didn't like that answer.
So over time, since that phone call on that chilly February morning, I've been trying. I'm trying not to sweat the small stuff, I'm trying to love deeper, I'm trying to be kinder, I'm trying to be reflective and self-aware, I'm trying to be healthy -- physically, spiritually, emotionally, I'm trying to live a life with no regret and let me tell you something.... it ain't easy.
So in walks my beloved bloggette. A place where I can get all this stuff out! I can also be held accountable, even if no one reads a word of this, it's still my virtual weigh-in. If you have ever blogged before, you know that it can be very therapeutic, even if it's got more recipes and how to's than the deep philosophical stuff. Right?
So the great news is that weeping may tarry for the night, but joy cometh in the morning! My brother and his beautiful wife gave birth to MY NIECE! By the way, every single time I spell niece, I spell it neice. How many times before I finally get it right? I'm gonna say one hundred never. Anyway, I got to spend a whole bunch of time with them right after she was born and after that first smile and first snuggle I'm completely smitten with her. Life goes on! Aren't you glad?
|My sweet baby niece and me.|