Our family trip to Disney World was certainly bittersweet, but full of amazing memories that we’ll always treasure. Things were a little bumpy when we first got down to Florida. My Father-in-law was admitted to the hospital not too long after they arrived in Orlando on Monday. Not to mention, I became extremely ill with breathing problems and ended up at the Urgent Treatment Center earlier that morning. Thankfully things began to look up over the next few days. Tim was released from the hospital and made it to Magic Kingdom two days in a row, just long enough to ride a ride or two (I think ‘It’s A Small World’ was his favorite) and see his grand-babies enjoying themselves. We had wonderful hospice nurses that provided 24 hour care at the hotel and during his visits to the park, and my parents were able to come up from my hometown to help out a bit that Monday night while he was in the hospital. It just really sort of … all worked out for the best. If ever there was a time where I heard God speak loud and clear to me about my inability to just shut up and have a little faith – it was during that trip. Boy do I love to analyze, rationalize, and lean on my own understanding – or lack there of!
It’s hard to blog when things are shitty, friends. There’s really no other way to put it. Sometimes “shitty” is the only fitting word for a bad situation, and this is one of those times. My Father-in-law has cancer, as most of you know, and things have been really extra hard lately. I haven’t really been able to figure out how to work the events of the past week or so into the life that I share on this blog, so I just haven’t.
I miss blogging, y’all. I haven’t posted in a quite a while and yet, I still continue to get sweet comments on my most recent outfit post. Seriously – you guys really don’t know how much you’ve brightened some of my darker days recently, even for just a minute! It’s the simple things.
I’m not sure what’s ahead for our family over the next month, but I know I want to blog as much as I can – when the sun comes out, so to speak. I want to have something to work on- writing, outfits, photography – things that are pretty insignificant but make me feel happy. This is my favorite time of the year for all of those things, after all.
We’re heading to Disney World on the 15th for a week. Tim, my FIL, insisted that he take our entire family to Disney – so we’re dropping everything and making it happen. I feel extremely blessed that Nate and I are in the position to be able to do that. Even in sad times, I’m excited to experience one of my favorite places on earth with all of them. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers that Tim will continue to feel well enough to enjoy this trip! Xo.pieces of the days