This week has been filled getting ready for John to come to town Saturday. When he is not here I let a few things slide like, I might not vacuum each week or dust. Or any number of things. It just isn't quite the priority when there are so many other things that need to be taken care of.
Like today for example. Priority, watch the snow falling lazily from the sky blanketing the frozen ground with soft magical flakes. Defiantly a priority.
I finally took down our tree. It is all boxed up and put away. The ornaments are a different story. At least the are all sorted by item ready to be wrapped and put in their snug little boxes. The rest of the decor is also down but not put away. I guess I will do that today amongst the myriad of other things that need to be done. Cleaning, an appointment, Costco, D.I. for a donation, wound care, laundry and of course....shoveling the wet stuff outside. All in a days work.
Nicole is doing amazingly well. She is healing and coming right along. Right now with her arm in a splint it is hard for her to dress or do much for herself but she has a great attitude. There are many times during the week when I just sit and watch her. I look deep in her eyes. I see a new Nicole. I see someone with new knowledge. I see a sweet girl who loves everyone and the only thing she wants in return is love.
When we are out and around other people who don't know us I see the curiosity on their faces. "I wonder what happened or don't go by her." It makes me wonder how many times I have thought those very thoughts when I have seen people different then me. I hope when I am around others I will be more loving and accepting.
When John comes in town life is so crazy busy. Clinic, family, friends but mostly catching up with each other. I so look forward to the time he is here with us. He blesses our home with his presence. Even though life is busier, life is better.
He is my best friend, my confidant, my lover, my blessing given to me by a loving Heavenly Father who knew John is what I needed in my life to help me through all life would throw at us. All the joys and the sorrows. The hills and the valleys. He makes me happy.
We lovingly brought these two children into our lives. I know people do it everyday but when it happened to us I was amazed. I still am amazed. What joy they have brought into our lives.
I LOVE YOU, JOHNNY!