|The canal in downtown Indy.|
|The Nissan Titan that we bought from David's friend, Larry.|
|Levi's tree house!|
Just wanted to get on here to update. I am so thankful that Levi's pictures automatically upload to my computer so I'd have some photographic delights for you to partake in. Not that I'm not taking pics, because I am...but I just rarely attach my phone to this blasted laptop!
December is here. I have vowed to be a joyful, not getting dragged down in the mire of society kinda gal this year...in spite of the year we've all just endured, and continue to ...
Endure. That sounds snobby.....and in reality, we are all trying to live each day to it's fullest..which is hard when you work the 3rd shift....which I've been doing with David roughly two nights a week. If he's at work late, I am home staying up late...our schedule is way outta whack. We are night owls anyways but this is ridiculous...it's taking a toll on my (almost) 45 year old body. We will make it.
The reason we are all up so late is because Young Final Finish is at work on floor restoration at a 1946 bank in downtown Indy. It's called the National now, and will be an event center. It is simply amazing....and being in there is like walking into an old movie or something....you can almost hear the history! The old terrazzo and vaults, green marble, detailed concrete outside is not something you see much anymore. I'll be sure to post pics (haha. don't laugh. I will!) This job has been David's main work focus for over a month now...
Endure....we made it through Thanksgiving with grateful tears and hearts. Sweet little Joylily and Will...my heart breaks for them. I know this loss will never make "sense" this side of heaven...it won't. Life moves on and they are left to wonder where their son is...I mean, they don't really wonder, but God? why? the hurt runs deep....
Working through the emotions attached to grief are so weird. being the parent vs being the grandparent....watching our son and his new wife ENDURE this...wanting to take it from them but knowing that, through this time, the Lord is shaping them and molding them.
We appreciate your continued prayer and support for Will, Joy, the rest of us...and when you mention Oliver's name, Jack's name....you thrill our souls. We WANT to talk about them. So thank you...thank you for being awesome.
Speaking of being awesome....I can't wait to send out our 2017 Christmas card. My SIL Natalie is pretty much a rockstar. We ventured out to Young Manor I last weekend and she snapped a few pics for us...I cannot wait to share it here and with y'all via USPS. It's pure delightfulness and I'm grateful for it.
Today we begin our Advent time...I've wrapped up 24 books that we will read each night...(gotta keep the Lolli practice going...) and we will be doing a Jesse tree with whoever wants to join us! The time leading up to the celebration of Christ's birth is such a special time.
Take this time to dwell with the Lord...you won't be disappointed.
Immanuel...God with Us.