older sister-extraodinaire. and oh the time we had. so comfortable and easy- as always.
spent a saturday in charleston. just us.
ate lunch here:
we wandered and explored.
found a fabulous cupcake shop. sugar. and of course i forgot my camera, so you can't see here how stinkin' cute it is. you just have to go. trust us. i mean the address is 59 1/2 cannon. already it starts out cute, right?
then to the beach.
and back again.
to babies and boys.
and today's post is so very tardy because her flight got delayed (yay!) and she left much later than anticipated.
but we are now officially back to normal.
i saw her disappear up the airport escalator and cried. stood by her at church, together singing praises to our Lord and Savior and cried. heard my son wish she could stay forever...
each time we part i feel like it should be easier, but it's harder, i think. seeing what could be, maybe, if we lived near each other.
my head is swimming in all we talked about- unpacking thoughts and trying to re-pack them into our hearts. new ideas and small changes for future months. and i know He grows me through her company. so thankful. it was a fabulous weekend. right now, though, it seems all i want to write about is the sadness.
a dear friend called to check on me today. a kind voice with a knowing 'how are you doing...?' and i'm trying (trying, people.) to rest in the reality of His love and kindness. in His huge plan-filled hand that has me here and her there.
and i know His little post-its of kindness are everywhere around me. i'm striving to open my eyes to them. this weekend was a gift. thankful.