Tuesday, April 22, 2014

living it full


After the Minnesota Wild won their playoff game in overtime against the Colorado Avalanche last night, Colton still wasn't ready to call it a night.

He crawled in bed with me and even though his eyes were droopy with sleep, he would not close them all the way.

"Colton, why don't you just go to bed."

"I just don't want it to end."

"What, Colton? What don't you want to end?"

"Easter. Its really over, and I'm sad, everyone has left."

It's the post I've been working on- the one with all the fun, the Easter celebration, our company- and the richness of our blessings.  

"But tomorrow Colton, is a new day, filled with new hope, new beginnings…."

And as I say this, I look over my shoulder and find him fast asleep.


Today I have Dr. Panwalkar, infusion, a meeting at Roger Maris in the afternoon, then we have middle school orientation with Colton.  

We're living it full- all of it.  How about you? 

Back with our Easter celebration soon… and an update from Dr. P.  



21 comments:

  1. Colton is such a sweetheart. And is there such a thing as fuller than full? I'm living that. Almost all of it is good and yet I can't help but feel that in being THIS busy I am missing something, too. I know that there are friends who feel that I am not attentive enough, for example, and that is the biggest loss for me - feeling that in the full I cannot be and do everything. I guess that is where surrender comes in, and I must realize that I can take each day and do what I can, and that is enough. And I can only do that, even, with God's grace. God bless you and Happy Easter Vicky!

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    1. Roxane- I love how you present the conflict you feel and then provide the resolution too. I've never thought of too full before, but I can see it now, and yes, I would guess surrender is the answer yet again… hugs to you friend!

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  2. I love your sweet family; you have raised them well.
    Sending you much love, my friend.
    Always,
    J.

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    1. Sweet Jackie- you sent me the loveliest surprise and it truly reached me- physically and emotionally. Thank you- you are so dear to me and I pray you fully know that!

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  3. Praying for your visit with Dr. P and what a SWEET time with Colton. Love that kid. This week is filled with taking in joy and armloads of stress that sometimes feels way past that proverbial straw point. But embedded in that straw ARE the joys woven in and that's why we can still keep carrying the load. Sending you love and a hug today.

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    1. Such a great metaphor for life Robynn- so, so true. Will keep reaching for the joy and choosing to see it amongst the heavy armloads of hard that we all carry~

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  4. He's a sweetheart, Vicky. It brings to mind that quotes that says, "If we all could see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything!"

    Eileen xxoo

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    1. Eileen- yes- he clearly sees the magic still and is willing to expend a lot to keep it going. There is definitely an innocence to that and I pray he allows room for it for years to come~ xxoo

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  5. I know how he feels - sometimes we want to hold onto all the good and fun and then we have to make room for more and fill up again!

    Praying Vicky....
    love you!

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    1. So true Tiffany- wish we could encircle both Rick's brother and my own and have them closer to us, more often. But we are truly blessed they make such big efforts to come when they do and its okay that they simply leave us wanting more- yes-empty to fill again-right on! Love you honey~

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  6. What a lovely, lovely young man you are raising. Apples don't fall far...

    Good luck and the best of conversations between you and Dr. P. today, sending love and a virtual hug.

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    1. Thanks Karen~ he is a tender hearted- sweet boy :) Thanks for the well wishes- will update soon!

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  7. Praying for a good meeting for you. So glad you had such a great Easter and that your children appreciate it. God bless.

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    1. Thank you so much Katie- we truly appreciate those prayers and blessings~ I offer them right back to you as well~

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  8. Yes, I am living it full...every tiny precious moment! for it's all those everyday wonderful moments that count. Love this ...prayers and love to you all!

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    1. Peggy Sue- indeed they do- am so happy you appreciate this in the same way I do :) Prayers and love to you as well!

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  9. You and your family are such special people. Hope all goes well with your appointments.

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    1. Susan- you are too sweet- we are simply blessed beyond measure :) Will update soon about my appt. Blessings to you sweet friend!

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  10. Dear sweet Vicky,
    What a magnificent photograph of the sky! To answer your question, I am LOVING every full moment that I am living, and I am grateful for them all. However, I'm a bit like your sweet Colton, a little nostalgic. Easter was so FULL of life, wonderful family. and activities of pure JOY, I just didn't want it to ever stop or have all of our beloveds go home! :)

    Love and prayers with all of your appointments, dear friend. Always prayers!
    Linda

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    1. Linda, I'm so happy to read that you had a wonderful Easter! Love to you always~

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  11. Such a wise mama you are to write about this split-second yet profound moment in time. XOXOXO

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