We just returned from being in California for 2 weeks
If there was one thing in this world that our family needed, it was this trip
I'm not exactly sure how to explain it, or express it but there is something really special about being with people who knew my sister, Carrisa, who knew Norah as a baby.
We love our Colorado family, they have been such a huge and wonderful support and blessing, but none of them ever knew my sister, or any of my family, so that loss for them is very far removed .
But for our California family, they share that loss with us. Not just my immediate family, by all of my sisters friends. They lost a friend, and a family member just like we did.
They also lost getting to really watch Norah grow up, since she moved so far away. So for them, getting to see Norah is something surreal and special.
Not just that, many, so many of my sisters friends have embraced and loved our family! Not that they have to, or need to, but because they want to! They don't just love Norah, they love and include all of our children. They have included us and invited us and made us feel loved. It has been such a great example to me of love, of outstretched arms, of an embrace to a hurting family......
It is in moments like these that God has sprinkled down some grace upon on our family and allowed us to see that we are blessed in the middle of something that feels so hard.
I am so very thankful, for these friendships that we have, friendships I would have never imagined or known we could have.
Here's to moments, not just poses, because sometimes capturing the moment says so much more
this is just a tiny glimpse of my California