Tomorrow will be a hard day. But tomorrow will also be a good day. One year ago tomorrow I lost my mom. It has been the most painful year of my life. I have cried more than I ever have. My stomach has been in knots, I have not wanted to get out of bed, and I have mourned deeply. But this year has also been good. I have prayed more, been blessed beyond my wildest dreams by friends and family, have been encouraged, and saw God's faithfulness meet my every need. Tomorrow I will remember my mom (as I always do), but tomorrow I will also celebrate all the reasons I have to be thankful. The day will be bittersweet, for sure, but I am determined to have a good day.
This week my friends came and planted this amazing "Memory Garden" for me. I was truly blown away by their generosity and thoughtfulness.
The tree they planted in my mom's memory is a Japanese Maple. It was one of my mom's favorites.
This heart shaped rock was an especially sweet touch. I look forward to many evenings spent sitting by this garden and remembering my sweet mom.
Tonight my friend Nikki and I went to see the traveling Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof". My dad and his friend, Sally, took us out to eat and to see the show. It was a nice distraction and we had a good night.
When I came home tonight after the show, I found these. Mike and the kids picked them out for me. I feel so blessed and so loved.