Monday, February 18, 2008

Bittersweet Times

Last week was a combination of fun and sadness. Monday we began our four days of stitching at our retreat in Wallis. Eight of our members attended and it was a fabulous time.

We came home Thursday and I did laundry and packed for a weekend trip to Dallas. My brother was released from the hospital under Hospice Care on Friday and we spent the weekend visiting and reliving past times. It was bittersweet mixed with a lot of sadness. I do hate cancer and what it does to our loved ones.

Today I feel a little like my niece in this picture. It's one of our favorite pictures of my son strongly encouraging her to smile. There are definitely those times when smiling is a little more difficult.

I know that God has a plan for each one of us and our faith will see us through this difficult period.

Jason and his two cousins in this picture are grown now. The toddler on his lap has a beautiful daughter of her own.

Tomorrow I hope to take pictures and post some of the work I did at our retreat. I tried a new rose design and really loved how it looked. You know me and my roses!

1 comment:

Allison Ann Aller said...

Lean on Him, Barbara...I know you are...

And I can't wait to see your new roses! Always, beauty helps ease the sorrow....