Sunday, April 11, 2010

A few things to be happy about

Here is Emma swinging at my in-laws place where we spent the night Friday. I loved the simple joy of watching the girls swing, the sun shining in their hair. They looked so carefree! And their swings kept almost colliding, which made them giggle and laugh like crazy. You would have thought they were at an amusement park ride!
Here is Annie riding her trike today. She just learned to ride it and she is SO PROUD! We rode around our apartment complex, then packed up all the bikes and went to this park with a trail by the lake. The sun was out and there was a nice breeze. Chris went on ahead with Emma and I walked beside annie. She was so cute, we kept getting really nice smiles from the peole we passed.

My friend Thomas just got back from France and he brought me these absolutely luscious chocolates! Certainly the best I have ever had. I am trying to ration them, but it is hard.

The point of this post is that yes, I am having a really hard time right now. But even so, there are rays of light that ocassionaly come shining through the darkness and i try to bask in them whenever i can. I wanted to take a break from posting about all the drama, and to let you know that there is a part of me that is still fighting to believe that life is good, and that joy can be found every day if you stop to notice it.

Love and peace to you all.


Cammy said...

I've been behind on blogs this week, as seems to be happening often, and am catching up tonight. Sounds like it has been a pretty intense week for you. You have a beautiful family, and they are lucky to have *you*, this post made me smile. Hang in there, taking care of yourself is the greatest gift you can give to both yourself and those that love you.

Angela E. Gambrel Lackey said...

A beautiful post! You are strong and beautiful and it will get better!


Alexandra Rising said...

I think you are wonderful and have adorable, adorable little girlies!

Sairs said...

I like your photos and the chocolates look very yummy. Don't forget that you post whatever you want on here, it's your blog. If you have drama, post it and don't feel ashamed or worried that people will get sick of you. We want you to be you and it helps to get stuff out when things are tough. I'm glad that you have had some days where there has a been a few rays of sunshine, but hun, don't forget to be you. We love you who you are and when you struggle and you need support, we'll be here. Don't ever be afraid of the posts that you feel we won't want to read, because I can tell you, I love all your posts and I don't see them as negative in any way because you are being you and that's the most important thing. I hope you are okay behind those little rays of sunshine. Don't forget how awesome and wonderful you are and that we love to hear from you no matter how you feel. Not that you are feeling bad but I am just saying so you know at least I will be here! Looking forward to your next post, even if you aren't feeling too great!

Keely said...

Those pics are awesome. I love emmas especially. You can do this Lisa. (hug)

bananas said...

Keep on keepin' on, Lisa. I totally know what you mean about the Xanax. I'm that with alcohol and Ativan, and I wish I had someone here to lock stuff up from me, as much as that sucks. You have a great husband. And your girls are adorable!