Shortly after I wrote and posted yesterday Alice woke up from a nap. I could hear her making noises and bouncing herself in her hammock ~ yes, my daughter naps in a hammock and it’s the best thing ever. As I approached her, we met eyes and she smiled.
Her smile consumed my whole heart.
Even the desperate and broken pieces.
Each day I wake up, take a deep breath and make a choice.
Each day I make a choice to keep going. Yesterday I didn’t want to make that choice, I wanted to climb into the deepest part of my suffering and submerge my head in the water.
Then Anna and Abigail’s sister pulled me ashore and smiled. They need me to take care of her with all of my heart, even the broken pieces.
Thank you for reaching out through your comments, texts and Facebook messages ~ your kindness means the world to me.