Last week was one of those weeks I was glad to see end. It was just a tough week from beginning to end. It was supposed to be a really good week with the Life Action revival going on at church but our family spent the whole week sick and missed most of the services. All 3 of us have had some kind of upper-respiratory junk and have passed it back and forth to each other. We think it started with Lukas then Mitchell started feeling bad after we got back from Georgia. I was the next one to catch it and then on Thursday Lukas’ nose started pouring and he began running a fever again. We’re still coughing and hacking around here and Lukas’ nose is still running. I am so ready for all of us to be well again. In addition to that, Lukas stayed with his Gramma on Thursday while I went to the dentist and now she has it. I guess it must be pretty contagious stuff.
Tuesday night was the memorial service for Mrs. Barnard, which was extremely hard. It was a beautiful service filled with her sons and son-in-law speaking and some of her favorite songs being sung. But it was also filled with lots of tears. I really thought I didn’t have any tears left but I spent most of the service grieving the loss of such a special lady. It hits me each day that she is gone and I still just cannot believe it. I’m continuing to work on a blog post about her but I’m having a hard time putting my feelings and memories of her into words. I will eventually finish it but I think it’s still just too hard right now.
I did manage to take a few pictures last week, most of them at the request of my son. He is constantly asking me to “take picture, mama.”
Relaxing on the couch with his favorite babies. I hope you know this only lasted maybe 2 minutes before he was up and going again. Even sickness doesn’t keep this boy down. He’s just as busy and active as he is when he’s well!
I kind of love this picture. One of those rare pictures with no fake smile just pure sweetness.