Today was one of those days. A day when I was acutely aware that I am living the life I dreamed of living. Having a cup of coffee, sitting in a chair reading a book, with the sounds of laughter and chatter drifting in and out of the room. Making bread with a little helper standing on a chair, hands dusty with flour, rolling pin in hand. Sisters holding hands, running up and down the sidewalk, with the sunset shining through their golden hair. Pancakes for breakfast, and a movie at night. Compliments enthusiastically bestowed for a good lunch. Laughter with my husband. A day that played out exactly as I imagined my adult life would be. Except I didn't know then how full it would make my heart to be so fulfilled... so indescribably happy.
I'd also like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and positive energy that they sent my Nana's way. I am thrilled to report that it worked and that she made nothing short of a miraculous recovery. She does not know that hundreds of kindly strangers were rooting for her but I am sure she felt it. My aunt told me that against all odds, with all her children gathered at her bedside, she never gave in. She just never let go. And we are so grateful!