I am still - will for some time, I think - be mourning what happened in Newtown. One of the things that is helping is all the love and forgiveness coming from the families, in the midst of grief, and focussing on the bright light of each child and the special gifts and talents each child and adult brought into their families and the world. It's healing, and it's helping.
So I thought I would share two pieces of very good news, personal news that I want to celebrate:
- our foundation is finally fixed. Not all the foundation yet, it took us a long time to find a contractor we liked and were comfortable with. So he was only able to get the hole and the garage door fixed, and not the rest of the house foundation, which has to be checked and the cracks filled (not many, but they do have to be fixed.) That will wait for spring. For now, it is such a huge relief to have the hole fixed, and the foundation under the hole sealed and waterproofed. Especially as we have had 48 hours of snow, rain, freezing rain since Sunday, it's been so comforting to know our foundation is in much better shape now.
- my husband and I had separated last year, and I am very happy to say that this fall, we were able to find our way back together again. So we are a family once more, and it is much better now than it was. I am very happy and contented, and have learned a lot this past 16 months, about myself, about marriage, about love.
In this next week before Christmas, I want to slow down and appreciate each moment of life. It is a gift, and loved ones are the most precious of gifts to us.