A wedding, a baby shower (for different couples, if anyone might be wondering), a funeral, two serious illnesses, visiting grandkids (oh, and their parents, too), plus a couple of birthdays and anniversaries and at least one threatened flood.
This week has been stressful, sad, exciting, and joyful. Our families are busy with transitions, beginnings, and endings. The reality of life–much of it delightful, some of it hard–is happening all over.
And the all-important common thread running through all of it? Family, of course. Love. It's worth every second, every tear, every smile, and every hug. Especially the ones made stickier with chokecherry jelly.