It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that our sweet Lily-Rose will not be returning home to us. They vet called a little bit ago to let me know that they discovered that she is riddled with cancer. The kindest thing that we can do is let her go.
My office has been too quiet today without my friend to visit me.
We had an incredible year with her, and are so grateful that we got to be her family even if it wasn't nearly long enough.
We love you Lily-Rose. Thank you for letting us be your family. You will be so very missed.
This sweet girl got to start her day today out in the snow! She loves when it snows and since we knew that it would be gone by the afternoon we let her out there while we were having breakfast this morning. She had a wonderful time and didn't really want to come in, but once she was back inside she seemed happy to warm up in her nest of hay for awhile! xo
Our sweet girl is having surgery tomorrow. If you are one who prays please send up some prayers that she comes through it OK and is healthy in the end. We took her to the vet yesterday because she seemed off and they discovered that she has mummified babies in her. We are very worried that once they are in there they will discover something more (cancer). We are not ready for our time with her to be over yet....xo
This lovely letter arrived for Emma today, and with it a sweet offer of a new pen pal. No one will ever replace her great-grandpa but my guess is that her great-aunt Gail may come very close! I am excited to see all the stories that the next part of the journey contains! xo
The last time they were on this stage for the holiday show was January 2020. Covid was barely in our vocabulary back then and masks certainly were not part of their costumes, but here we are two years later back on the stage and better than ever! Well done, girls! We are so proud of how beautifully you danced! xo
When the carols have been stilled, When the star topped tree is taken down, When family and friends have gone home, When we are back to our schedules,
The work of Christmas begins!
To welcome the refugee, To heal a broken planet, To feed the hungry, To build bridges of trust, Not walls of fear, To share our gifts, To seek justice and peace for all people, To bring Christ's light to the world. -Michael Dougherty