Saturday, June 6, 2009
"Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever."~Isak Dinesen
About says it all for me.Words that ring truer and clearer than ever before.So has been the greatest lesson learned in the journey of Zoey's life over the last 2 years and most especially, the road of the last 7 months.I hope I will call upon this quote when I falter and lose sight in the bigger picture.Because I will lose sight in some moments.Bound to happen.I wish it were as easy to always be looking with eyes in focus and crisp with clarity.Unrealistic expectation.But then again, I am the queen of unreasonable expectations. As for today,in this very moment,I think I am seeing the richness and beauty with unobstructed vision.Having Zoey home and somewhat regaining control of our lives,reclaiming routine and reconnecting on even the simplest levels, has been simply beautiful.Seeing Zoey fully engaged in the happenings around her is absolutely breathtaking.Her wide eyed wonder at watching her siblings and the antics of our everyday life, is joy in it's purest form.I see her thriving already,in a mere 5 days.One can only imagine what the months ahead will hold.We feel whole.Of course minus Caitlin and Danny and soon to be baby girl.Yes,I refrain from saying Ava, as,surprise,surprise, my second born who had a physically painful time picking out candy at the grocery check out line as a young child,has MAYBE changed her mind on baby girls name.But that is a whole other post!We are as complete as we are going to get at the moment.We are rich,life is indeed beautiful and we are so blessed.
* Pictures from the last few days, as well as Zoey's first official outing:Picture taking before Taylor and Brandon's Senior Prom.Aren't they a darling little couple?