So I thought you all might like to see some of the latest pictures of what the family has been doing. Now, remember that this is just the good stuff. Life isn't always one fun thing after the other, actually, is it ever that once you hit junior high? But we are doing pretty well over all. We are all processing all that has happened over the past year in our own ways. We hope we are giving space and time for God to heal each of us both physically and emotionally. One year ago yesterday, we left Ft. Collins destined for Japan. We deeply grieve that loss. A good friend of ours posted a quote Mark and I thought hit on our feelings perfectly as we try to "get back to normal".
"There is no real going back. Though I may come to the Shire, it will not seem the same; for I shall not be the same."
-- Frodo to Gandalf, Return of the King
So, enjoy the recent fun we've had. We are celebrating Abby's healing together daily in the little things. She has her bone marrow test Tuesday to see if the cancer is still gone and if Anna's stem cells are still dominating the scene. We'll let you know when we have the results, it takes 5-7 days.
|Heading to the Farmer's Market|
|Lily got her ears pierced|
|Having breakfast at our favorite spot-Cafe Bluebird|
|Reading... look at the hair!|
|The eye doctor made her some reading glasses for her dilated eyes|
|Ice Cream and our neighborhood park with neighbors|