Friday, May 29, 2015

So Much (with too many pictues, because words are hard)

Life continues to feel like it is more than we can handle, but we're still here.  I guess that is a good reminder.  There has been good.  The babies keep growing, the big kids get bigger, the niece and nephew twinset graduated from high school, and my sister got engaged.  

Then there has been the sad.  After an extended period of many health difficulties, Bruce's oldest sister, Avonelle, died on May 23, 2015.  Through the tears there has been laughter as family gathered together to share stories.  It's possible that this may have even lead to the beginning of some understanding and healing.  Things that didn't make sense before came together as each added their piece to the puzzle.  The kids of yesterday are adults today, sitting at the big table soaking up family history.  My husband and his siblings are and were far more normal and healthy than they had any realistic hope to be. 
Cassie, Deanie, Avonelle, Oscar, Ruby, Earl, Sandy, Bruce
Now we come to the good and the sad.  Our Taki's job looks to be taking him much further away from us.  It is a significant promotion with the company, an excellent opportunity, and we are so proud of him.  It also saddens us for him to be moving so far (about 500 miles) away from us.  No, it is not as far as it could be, but it will be hard, and it is far enough that we will not be able to see him very often.  I think we're looking at a July or August start date for the new position, so there is a lot to do between now and then.  

Life doesn't look to slow down anytime soon, and we just keep trying to put one foot in front of the other, keep our heads above water, and do the next thing, but sometimes we just feel like...