My little sister and her husband had this sweet little guy yesterday…my wonderful nephew.

He’s not only handsome, he’s highly intelligent! But best of all, he snuggles perfectly. I really, really love him!

So, at the suggestion of many of you, and honestly, because I long to see something grow and live and thrive, I have been doing some planting in hopes to see beauty spring up all over the back yard. For those that remember, almost every tree we bought last year has died. We took the last of them out of the yard and planted new things last weekend. Gardening is therapeutic.

Colorado Columbine

This is Em’s xeroscape rock garden…do you see something in the stepping stones?

Going to try my hand with roses…we’ll see how it goes…

A beautiful Japanese maple

Em wanted to try one more time with the Norway maple

The Aspen on the right are new

My mom took me flower shopping and we chose these. I can’t wait to see how much they grow this year!

I am a bit anal, I’m not going to lie, so I bought two of everything you see here, and planted an identical pot that sits across the porch from it. I’m even Steven…

Laughter and lots of snuggling have also been therapeutic to my heart. Wish I could say those sassy boots are mine but I’d break my neck wearing them…those are courtesy of Em’s auntie.

A day walking on Pearl Street in Boulder is always therapeutic…and seeing that my sweet girl can still ride on her daddy’s shoulders…well, that’s therapy enough for this soul.

We went to Boulder on Jason’s sis’ birthday…it just so happened to be THE day to be there to enjoy all the beautiful tulips.

Can you believe these colors? Glad God wasn’t color blind when He designed flowers!

Knowing that my amazing husband loves me dearly…priceless.
That he is so handsome…bonus!

Em and I went horseback riding, English style, with our friend Kristie. She taught us that the white stripe you see on the horse’s face is called a blaze. Who knew? We also learned the difference b/n English and Western.

And, as always, just watching my girl grow up is therapy for my heart. It’s not only therapy, it’s joy inexplicable! Love, love, love that girl!

So, thank you. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for sharing your hearts with me, as well. It makes me sad that many of us have loss in common. I wish that were not the case. I pray that God would bless your hearts with therapy…His version, however it may look, so that you, too, may be healed.



8 Responses

  1. Thanks for the pictures. I hope your gardening endeavors are successful! I have a brown thumb. 🙁

    My son’s favorite books when he was about Em’s age were the Billy and Blaze series. Learned about a blaze through those books. Check them out for some good old fashioned reading. (My boy is graduating from high school in a week. Yikes! And his older sister just got married this past week. How is that possible?)

  2. Your nephew looks like Noah… my heart skipped a beat when that was the first thing up on your blog.

    Be careful—horses and girls have an affinity for each other! Actually horses will be good for Em—ask my advice anytime, I grew up a horsey girl and I stayed out of trouble! Stick with the English riding; it is a bit more difficult as far as balance is concerned. It’s easier to go from English to Western than the other way around, in my opinion.

    I still pray for you nightly, that you are sent a little someone from above to keep Em’s company and you and Jason up at night for awhile.

  3. What a beautiful little nephew you have! Congratulations to your entire family 🙂

    I am glad to hear that you are staying active and doing things that help your heart. My thoughts and prayers continue my friend.

  4. what a darling nephew you have!!! i hope the colorful life around you continues to bring healing to the soul.

    (ps – those boots would break my neck too!)

  5. Your gratitude for the many blessings in your life is contagious. I’m especially grateful our God knows every joy and every hurt and understands our every emotion. Prayers for continued comfort and courage to see the beauty all around you.

    “If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence. If I should say, ‘My foot has slipped,’ Thy lovingkindness, O Lord, will hold me up. When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Thy consolations delight my soul.” Psalm 94:17-19 (NASB)

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