Friday, July 13, 2012


What a week its been. I lost a friend this  past weekend.  A friend who had been a major part of my life since I was 14. She was 34 years old, and had battled brain cancer.  She left behind 3 young children.

This is the hardest death I've ever dealt with. There is something about saying good bye to someone who knows all of your secrets, who you've talked on the phone for hours and hours with, who you shared pregnancy symptoms with, who loved and spoiled your children..  She had this amazing smile, and a laugh that just made YOU laugh.

Lots of memories and thoughts have consumed me over the past few days, and I finally realized yesterday just how incredibly lucky I was to be a part of something that is so hard to say good bye to.  I  am going to miss her so very much.

Saturday, I was blessed with a brand new niece.  It was such a strange feeling to be mourning the loss of a life, while being overjoyed for a new one.   Her name is Emily, and she's got lots of dark hair, makes cute little newborn noises, and I'm pretty sure she's an angel in a diaper.  ;)

 At the hospital, and on the way home, I was annoyed by a scratchy throat.   2:30 that morning I woke up covered in sweat and freezing my hind end off. I still hadn't clued in that I was sick. Just grabbed another blanket and silently cursed the kids, thinking one of the had messed with the thermostat. They hadn't.

Apparently, strep throat loves me so much, it feels the need to visit once a year. This is the 4th year in a row I've had it, and interestingly enough, it always seems to hit during this time of year.

God Bless the manufacturers of Keflex. After a very rough 2 days of body aches, high fever, and vomiting, I started feeling better. 5 days later finally feel normal again.  I've never had vomiting with Strep before. Not fun when your throat hurts and it swollen.

Saturday, Jacob scratched his eye, and part of his cornea on something that was flying around in the truck when the windows were down.

 See that glowing part of his eye? That's the scratch.  And yes, I'm fully aware that taking pictures of this has shot us over to a new level of dorkiness.

I also killed Mr Guinea Pig. (on accident)   And did I mention there's a baby frog loose somewhere in my car? Either I'm going to get surprised going down the road soon, or my car will start smelling...


*~*~*~*~Tonia said...

I am soo sorry for your loss.. Praying for everyone touched by this...

Melanie said...

I love the pic of Jamie and Tristen on the jet ski!! Maybe this week will be better??!!

Sara said...

Oh Becky...I thought about you a lot last week! I love what you wrote about being lucky to be part of something that is so hard to say good-bye. I don't think I hav heard more comforting words! HUGS!