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The best things in life are free.
The second best are very expensive.
- Coco Chanel

Monday, June 15, 2009

Gaining Perspective

Rough weekend. Andrew is back in the hospital. They're having a hard time getting his meds right, poor guy. At least he's in a safe place, and we don't have to worry about him doing something dangerous.
Saturday was the day of one of the most difficult funerals I've ever had to attend. By the time it was over I was completely wrung out, and so was L. I was glad we were there to lend support, but we were emotionally spent by the time we left. L just wanted to go home and change his clothes, hoping to shed the sadness at the same time, I think. We did that, and then headed for the beach to the same spot we sat when his brother passed 5 years ago: the bluff above Corona del Mar. We sat there and looked at the ocean, and the boats, and the seals, and all the crazy people in the water on such a cool day. It was heaven, which was what we wanted to be close to when thinking of loved ones lost. We both felt a little better knowing/feeling that Ryan and Tiffany were together somewhere. Thank goodness for eternal families, and all of the promises that go along with them. It keeps me giving each day a good try, especially when the day is good not so much.
We both came home (after a frozen banana on Balboa Island) feeling a little bit better about things. It was nice to sit quietly with my true companion, overlooking a gorgeous vista, talking of spiritual, eternal things - and regain a perspective of how it's all supposed to work. A little quiet in the storm.


  1. Its so nice to have such a beautiful spot to escape to so you can have those quiet special moments together. Mia is getting so excited to see you guys!

  2. We go to Newport Beach every summer at the end of July and rent a house right on the boardwalk. I can't tell you how relaxing and rejuvenating it is for us, especially during the week when not many people are around.

    I'm glad you were able to find some solace near the ocean. It sounds like you two are very good for each other.


  3. I am so sorry you are dealing with so much right now. But, thankful you have a wonderful and supportive husband to walk through all of this with you!

    Keeping your family in my prayers!


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