A week away with the ladies in the Dominican Republic…
Surrounded by a great group of people….we all had fun.
This trip was a lot like the last. I had plans of late nights and long daytime naps….I told the ladies before we left that I’d prefer if they could spend a bit more time with Charlotte this year so that I might have more grown up time….but…all but the first night I ended up in bed with Charlotte, there just might be something going on in Frozen, the Princess and the Frog, maybe even the book of life…some tid bit I missed the first 100 times I’ve seen these movies…
I could have stayed out….I chose not to.
Most of my days I spent at the pool or water slides with Charlotte while the big girls did their thing…at the beach with the rest of the group or playing volleyball with the Parker kids. I spent days with the parents of the little girls that Charlotte would play with, and a few rum and cokes….
There was a lot of happiness for all of us, a wonderful trip with great people ensures that.
I did attempt a man blog while I was away, one evening before dinner on the porch….alone. It wasn’t going to be a mournful ramble….I was simply trying to share a bit of our joy. Had the internet been better I would have too….but now you’ll have to get it from home as big fluffy snow flakes tumble down…..
I did not cry at all during my week away. Moments of sadness, sure….but those were just memories. Here they are….
I have a million memories…..I love them so much that it kills me to look at them….to know that this person can not be pictured in my memories ever again.
I wrack…..so what……
I make new memories…..
A million memories are yet to happen for me and my babies…..I intend to make as many of them happy as I possibly can.
The Quote of The Day
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
I wish life had never offered me this….I hate it….it does offer something worth searching for. Life….
I know what matters and I surround myself in it, I’m immersed. I also try to teach my babies that love is a very important part of life….and not just from a spouse or significant ‘other’. The love of your friends and family are important too.
My children and I are lucky to be surrounded by people that love us…and we are lucky enough to have people we love.
Babe….I love your face….your babies are happy….xo