Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hope Floats

There's a little hope floating through the air these days.

I know that Gods plan is unfolding for Cooper and I and that it is going to be wonderful.  Despite all that is hard, there is so much good and easy.  The things that are good are really good and they deserve my attention.  I'm optimistic throughout my days but normally turn to this space at the end of the day when my mind starts to unfold and let the sadness or hurt creep back in.  I'm going to start celebrating the beauty that is my life right now.  There are good friends, a perfect baby, family keeping us afloat, and a nice little vacation to the homeland right around the corner.   

Days like today remind me that life is good.  God is good.  Friends are good.  Mexican food is good.  

I did the craziest thing while going through the hardest time in my life thus far, I pushed my friendships away.  I abandoned the people that I actually needed the most in my life at that time.  I'm working to get those friendships back.  Life is not what it needs to be without great friendships. 

Tonight we played Apples to Apples and it was really fun.  I've missed little things like that. 

Here's to sunshine.  We could all use a little sunshine. 


  1. im a new reader and not even sure how i found this blog. but i want to tell you that you are so brave. im sure it feels lonely, but go you for standing up for your true self and doing what needs to be done. you are setting such an awesome example for that sweet little guy!

  2. Happy birthday to big man Cooper! My goodness, look how handsome he looks now that he is ONE! Your last post got me choked up. I don't want you to hurt, but I suspect it is part of the healing process and I know that you will make it through to the other side of this. And finding strength in your friends and family will get you there. You and Cooper will complete your family some day, I'm sure. I am thinking of you, Olivia!

  3. "Life is good. God is good. Friends are good. Mexican food is good."

    I couldn't have said it better myself :)

  4. I like the movie hope floats :)