Last week, friends of ours had a miscarriage and lost their first ever baby. Today, other friends of ours gave birth to a big, healthy baby girl. It is a deeply-felt reminder that life is very fragile and very precious.
And so today, with three sick, grouchy kids, a bored dog, and a restless mom, The five of us went for a long walk around town and ended at the ice cream parlor. It was a gorgeous, gorgeous day to be outside. A passing car stopped and yelled out an open window, "You have your hands full!" Yes, maybe, but there is no burden - we all feel joyfully weightless.