Sunday, December 11, 2011

My Life in Pictures

Life has kind of got me down right now.  This time of year is such a hard one.  There have been some great moments with Matt and Harper.  There has also been constant longing for my little girl.  I am once again skating by doing the bare minimum and trying to keep it together in front of Harper.  I feel worn out and empty from grieving.  

Instead of a wordy post I will now highlight a few things that have happened in the past month or so that have been nice.  

1.  I attended a gothic bride/star wars wedding.  That's right.

My friend looked beautiful in her black wedding dress and lacy red jacket.

The groomsmen wore storm trooper outfits.

 The groom had a mohawk and wore a special gothic black suit. (Sorry for the awful quality of these pictures.  I still felt like they were worth sharing.)

The wedding officiant dressed like Obe Wan Kanobe.

 The Cake.

I got to spend time with some of my favorite starbucks friends. 

2. Harper had a Thanksgiving program.  

She looked adorable. 

She had some solo performance time.

3.  I had a birthday.  

Matt surprised me with this delicious red velvet (my favorite) cake, cards from him and Harper, and a gift when I got home from work that night.

This card makes me happy because Matt said Harper picked it out without hesitation and would not consider any other options.  

 4.  We are all decorated for Christmas.
We have a real Christmas tree for the first time in our marriage.  Matt and Harps picked it out and brought it home.  Harper drank hot chocolate while Matt put the lights on.  We had a fire going, pups snoozing by the fire, Christmas music... it was quite lovely.  

So now you're all caught up!  I hope that if you are experiencing grief or loss this season that you are still able to experience God's peace and joy this season.  That's what we're working on around here.



Kelsey said...

Harper's card says it all. You are Supermom! I am praying that the Lord redeems this time of year for you and Matt and Harper. As I'm sitting here praying for you, I'm remembering what this time of year is about - it's about the beginning of promises fulfilled. That Savior King that God had promised for so long had come at last - but not as expected. As our fav JSB says, "But wait, God was sending a baby to rescue the world?" So I'm praying that the Lord meets you in your grief and longing in unexpected ways. He always fulfills his promises. I am hoping in that for you! Love you!

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

You have really been on my mind and on my heart these past few weeks. In fact, I am so bothered this Christmas season for you and several other friends who are grieving loss for the 1st time this year. I offered all of my Masses last week for all of you... praying that you would be filled with extra graces to get you through and sustain you during the difficult holiday times. I will continue to pray for you often; not only for your healing, but also for newfound joy (that will hopefully come in the form of a bitty baby SOON!)

Elizabeth said...

Molly, Matt and Harper - be assured of my continued prayers for your family during this difficult time. I know my words don't hold much comfort, but know that our Lord in heaven wants nothing more than to be there for you during both the good and the bad days.

Keeping you in our intentions,
The Stockemer Family

Jami Nato said...

man. i can only imagine what the season brings in your grief. it seems unbearable. but i mean, you are putting one step in front of the other and it won't always be this hard.

Tamra Johnson said...

Oh Molly, lifting you, Matt and your sweet girls up right now. Loving you and supporting you from afar. Praying for more peace than can even be imagined.