Thank-you everyone for your comments and for sharing your personal stories with me. I often follow the links to your blogs (if you have one) even if I don't get a chance to send you a personal note myself. With one friend's permission, I would like to share something that she recently wrote about grieving. I think she expressed this very well. Behavior of the Bereaved
Thanks Kara, for sharing about your experience. I think that may have been the word he used too. I wish we had known each other then.
We are enjoying being stuck at home tonight. What a cold night!! I just played "Go Fish" with my kids and we might put together a storage cabinet. And Rachel is doing really well. I have had a few moments of anxiety when she was crying - once at church - ha! I used to be stressed just about keeping an eye out for two healthy kids! Now I visit, warm a bottle, watch my other kids, and watch to see if Rachel's going to stop breathing normally/if her crying is different, and watch for where Dave is - in case I will need him, all at once. So in case I look distracted...this is probably why...It feels strange that my stress level has been a bit higher even though she is doing better! But it has been awhile since her last 'spell'. Please pray that my heart can truly rest. Thank-you.
And almost constantly, I am thinking of and praying for Abby's family...I spent some time this afternoon watching videos on her blog and looking at pictures. What a beautiful little girl - she brought so much joy to her family and many others too. The memorial service is on Tuesday morning.