What a breathtaking sunrise! I was especially grateful as I opened the curtains this morning and saw this magnificent day. Today is Gabriel’s birthday! Six years ago today I was sitting in an Army hospital holding my first born child, my son in my arms! It was just days after 9/11 and I didn’t know if Jim would be deployed, and it was so scary. I don’t know if it was the general fear of those first few, post 9/11 days, or the fact that he is my first; but I remember everything SO acutely. It was such a mix of anxiety about the future, yet complete surrender to God’s mercy and seeing the miracle of my child I think gave us so much hope! So anyway every year I can’t help remember that all over again.
We had a fantastic morning! Jim and I took the day off and his mom is visiting so Gabriel is one happy dude. His party is this weekend and I can’t wait! I am so excited for this, and I am dying to spill the news! I still have to wait until after it’s done though to tell all, but I will be posted a bunch of pictures for sure. Well that’s about it for now. We have some fun weekend stuff planned mixed with my goal of getting lots of cleaning/projects completed. With Jim’s mom here hopefully that will give me a little time to sneak off and do some things I’ve put off. I think it’s time to get the winter clothes up from the basement! I know we’ll still have a handful of 70+ degree days but I think fall if finally on it’s way. I better unpack the sweats!