I went to the gym during my lunch hour today. I opted for three loops around the weight circuit followed by walking a mile on the treadmill at a 5.0 incline. I had forgotten how the gym smells, but I won’t soon forget. Then it was off to Pita Pit for lunch. FTW.
Montana and Liza enjoying some Arkansas sunshine and the freshly mowed grass.
It’s been a rough couple of days as we said goodbye to Michael’s father. There has been so much unexpected sadness these last few weeks. Praying for peace. Brighter days are ahead.
I was in search of some old pics so I had to boot up an old friend.
The universe is an amazing expanse of mystery to me. Most of the time, events in this life seem to be causal and have a basis, a reason, and sometimes merit. Even those things that are unexplained to us seem to fit neatly into our world. They provide some sort of countermeasure with an offsetting purpose against something we can’t quite see or comprehend. But even with all this order and purpose, the universe still has some rough edges.
My most recent post was a reflection of the celebration of my niece and her husband announcing the gender of their triplets at a party last weekend. The number of years they’ve waited to get pregnant, and the very long journey they took to get to the point where they could comfortably (and very publicly) announce their news is an amazing story in and of itself. Tragically, they lost all three of them on Tuesday night. I was able to get up to St. Louis and be with family at the hospital as we held vigil Tuesday night and hoped and prayed for a miracle. It was not to be.
We made a trip back to St. Louis this weekend to spend time as a family and try to process the loss we all feel, but in particular, to be there to support my niece and her husband. It’s going to take some time, but I know they’ll get there.
Hank, Edie and Lainey, words cannot express, capture or convey the depth of love that I have for you. The short time you were with us enriched our lives and you will always be with us. I will always be your Dadoo.
This weekend my niece and her husband revealed the genders of the triplets they’re expecting at a reveal party hosted by my brother and sister-in-law. One egg split, so they’re having a set of identical twin girls and a sibling boy (hence two cakes instead of three). I was able to be there virtually thanks to the magic of FaceTime. Before they cut the cake, the expectant parents polled the family one by one to solicit each person’s guess. I was wrong (I guessed all girls) but it was a sensational reveal!
The Arkansas Capitol this fine Sunday afternoon. #arkansas
Howdy from Liza. #goldendoodle
We had some forceful thunderstorms here in the wee hours of the morning (the kind that make the windows rattle), but it left us with cool temps and overcast skies today. I took advantage of it and ran a loop through the neighborhood. Time for more Saturday chores. I’m raising a recovery glass of water and toasting to your good health today. Cheers!