Thursday, December 18, 2008

Rain & Flowers

For the last week or so Dylan has been asking about Lincoln a lot. We recently had a conversation before he went to bed about what dying meant and what heaven is...the best that I could. I explained that Lincoln was born very sick and now he lives in heaven and that he will stay there forever with Jesus. Dylan responded almost in tears saying, "but I don't want to go to heaven because I won't live with you anymore". After some tears from me he asked why I was sad and I told him that I missed Lincoln very much. He then tried to comfort me by saying "well, you have Cadence & me. Does that make you happy?" I will cherish this conversation forever.

Last night during Dylan's prayers before bed he "thanked God for the rain that makes the flowers grow".

I'm not sure that I am able to say I am thankful for the rain that life has brought but I am for the flowers that have grown. There is good that can come...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

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Friday, December 5, 2008

First Friday Artwalk

Tonight I went to First Fridays Artwalk to check out what Sarah Castillo was selling to raise money for homes that are being built for those being rescued from sex trade across the world.

Once I exited 7th Ave from the freeway it instantly brought back such a great feeling. It was the routine of going to onePlace. As I'm driving down Roosevelt I have a smile on my face thinking of the memories. I ask Dylan if he remembers going to our old church, to my surprise he said he didn't. I of course had to park at the church's parking lot because it is familiar. It is still empty, with our sign up and our candle holders still in the window. I get out of the car and realize that in another life I never would have felt safe parking here...how life has changed over the years. Once we get out of the car Dylan tells me that he does remember coming here & tries to open all the doors as we go to the front to peek in the window.

A night of good memories in a area of town that will always hold a special place in my heart.