...Loaded question, huh? Sometimes you get so caught up in the bad, you may forget to nurture the things that hold you together. Your relationships with your partner, your friends, your children.
It has been a rough few months; Will's transition from one business to the next, this pregnancy not being a terribly easy one (I've been very sick and tired for the majority of it), all the while having to maintain our roles as parents to our boys. Had we lost ourselves and our commitment to each other? Will that commitment survive this trial that we are now facing? Are we supporting each other in the most effective ways we can? I can tell you this: Will has been my rock, and I can only hope he feels the same about me. He has stayed by my side almost every moment of the last seven days, and has supported all the ways I have chosen to cope (my incessant research, my blogging, my crying, etc.) I feel very lucky for him today.
This weekend, our friends Shawn and Rachel offered to take us away to the coast so we could try to get out minds off of Leila's condition and what the future will hold. We departed for Lincoln City on Saturday, where we stayed in a beautiful beachfront house and enjoyed a relaxing day at the Spa at Salishan on Sunday. We laughed, we cried, we made delicious food, we thanked God for good friends and our little girl, and we soaked up the love that our amazing friends gave us. It was just what we needed.