Monday, November 19, 2012
I'm in San Diego/Carlsbad for 8 days.
I'm with Vic's entire family.
The weather is paradise.
The laughter and games between cousins is paradise.
Peter falling asleep in my arms at the end of a long day at LegoLand is paradise.
Seeing Zoë's entire being light up at the sight of her brother (he drove down with Grandma and Grandpa two days before she and I flew down) and her extended family is paradise.
Running on the beach is paradise.
Time away from the walls and responsibilities of my home is paradise.
There is so much to be thankful for that my heart brims to overflowing.
I have so many thoughts and feelings happening right now. Such interesting discussions on the plane. So many insights. So much is pulling at my heartstrings this evening.
But I wanted to record my bursting thanks for this beautiful world and the beautiful people in it before I rest my weary head. Especially my children. My gratitude for them knows no bounds.
I'm so thankful. So very thankful.
Despite everything. Despite the pain--I'm thankful. I hurt for the lost innocence of my life. But I have to move forward with thanks.
Oh, how I miss her.
Posted by Molly Bice-Jackson at 11:51 PM