When we got back to our house, the teenager living across the street from us was having a big party while his dad was out of town. When the party broke up, one car drove about 100mph down our street and almost wrecked. Bo went to talk to the kid and he begged Bo not to tell his dad about the party! Bo told him we would call the police if any of them came back. Ahh, I remember having a similar party when my parents went to New York for the weekend. Only difference is that the Police were called to my party. I think I was grounded until I went to college! I am sure our little neighbor will be grounded too! (Another neighbor called his dad…) The good news is that we have good neighbors that are looking out for us.
Natalie, Mandy, Laura, Nicole (birthday girl) & Me
I survived the first day back at work. I only cried when I left the house this morning. (I did cry all weekend though) I came armed with a couple of pictures and one of the girls at my office framed a picture from the blog for me and it was waiting for me on my desk when I arrived. So far so good. Bo brought Andrew up to visit me this afternoon and he smiled when he saw me! It was so sweet. I could hardly wait to get him out of the car seat to hold him.
Andrew is so funny after he finishes his bottle. His is in the best mood and is so aware of what is going on. This was taken last week when he was 7 weeks old. He is "talking" to us more and more everyday. It won't be long before his is asking to borrow the car! For now I am happy with "Oooh" and "Oh". Notice at the end how he hears Bo's voice and looks over at him. He is so smart!
I learned yesterday of the tragic death of the 3month son of one of Bo's former co-workers. I feel tremendous sadness for their loss. As a Christian, I try to see the work of our Lord in this situation. I am sure that one day it will be revealed to me. One thing that I know is that he will not have to grow up in this fallen world and ever experience any pain or heartache. What a blessing. Although we have only had Andrew for 8 weeks, I can't imagine my life again without him. Last night was hard and I couldn't put him in his crib. I wanted him near me so I could hear him breathe.
Sadness is so hard to overcome. I feel like I have wasted this day being sad. On the other hand, I have been reminded of how precious life is, even if it is given to us for a short time. I hope that if you are reading this, you will use this as a reminder to live each day fully and love with all your heart.
Today I have had the song-Blessed Be Your Name- stuck in my head. I guess it is God reminding me to trust him. It is basically about praising God when good things happen AND when bad things happen. Some of the lyrics are below.
Blessed be Your name When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's 'all as it should be'
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be Your name On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name
Every blessing You pour out I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord Still I will say
Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be Your glorious name
You give and take away You give and take away
My heart will choose to say Lord, blessed be Your name