I have needed a day like today! Beautiful outside, and nothing that I needed to do, but love on my kids and enjoy watching them have fun.
This past month was expected to be crazy but not with a family death. As I laid on my blanket watching the kids play I was sadden by so many memories of Uncle Dick joining me to sit in the shade and just chat together while the kids had the freedom to just run and play. I know today's park day is just one of several memories I have of such an amazing man that was so much apart of my life these past 25 years. How many people have a best friend that is also a best friend to their husband, dad, mom, sister, brother-in-law and to all our kids. He had a special place in each of our hearts. We saw him several times a week and talked all the time. Today however, I rejoice knowing he is seeing amazing parks and the most beautiful sights ever. God has given us just a small glimpse of heaven here on earth but we can't even fathom the beauty we will someday experience. I am so glad I had a chance to get out with the kids. I want to spend so much time with each of them loving on them and most importantly sharing the passion I have for our Saviour. Why He is my all. Why I am able to find joy among such pain. Why I want the world to know who my Heavenly Father is. This fills my soul and helps heal my broken heart. This week will be hard as we come upon his birthday, but now he celebrates his birthday with His Saviour and someday we will join in that celebration.