Well, the last couple of days I've been thinking about this great post I was going to write since last week was a little difficult. Then, tragedy struck...in Boston. Damn. This one shook me up pretty good especially since the Big Sur is coming up in a couple of weeks. A bombing at a marathon? Really? The thing that struck me most is because the end of a marathon is a cause for celebration, the completion of a grueling challenge, the sweet smell and sight of the finish line....especially at the Boston marathon. People train their asses off to qualify and run this race...literally. Now, the sanctity of this race is poisoned. We've seen it happen again and again at elementary schools and high schools all over the nation. For the last year, I haven't been able to follow these school shootings or process the aftermath of these devastating acts. It was just too difficult. This one, I took it in. There are no words for these senseless acts of pure terror.
I've found a couple of quotes that will stick with me in these tragic times:
"When I was a boy and would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping'."- Mister Rogers
"You must not loose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." -Gandi
Back to our lives....
Besides an up and down last week with emotions, this and that, we are all doing great! I got my long run in (yay) and it felt amazing! Gabriella and Bridget are loving school and loving being on the go. G is getting some lovely locks and looks amazing. Bridget is doing her best to keep up but get's pretty tired by the end of the day. She dropped her naps back when we were staying home a lot just being mellow. Now, she realizes she needs a nap and will often fall asleep in the car. She could probably use some "routine naps"but I don't think she will comply. Plus, we are having too much fun running around during the day. If she sleeps for more than an hour, she'll be ready to party till 10pm....and that's parents time!
We got to see our Wish Granters, Jan and Gene a couple of days ago to get us all ready for Disney World. We are all SO EXCITED!!!!! I started packing up yesterday even though we leave on friday. I just can't wait!! It's going to be a fabulous trip and we are all really happy to spend time with each other. They even have a parent's night where they watch the kids and mom and dad get to go to dinner!! Whooo hoooo!
I've been hard at work on helping plan Mama's Night Out, which is already sold out to 420 local women. With the organization and motivation of Cara and Michelle, along with the Jacob's Heart Crew, Susan, Deb and Judy, it is going to be an amazing event. I can't say this enough that I am so honored and proud to be a part of this amazing community of women. Team G Foundation is getting rolling as well and I'm really excited about this! Its taking a lot of time and energy but I am motivated and determined to see it through.
I hope everyone has an amazing rest of the week and we will post more pics from Disney World!!
PS. Thank you for all your encouragement when I was down last week. I know these things will happen and I'm lucky to have people like you helping me through the rough times. Even though it lasted only a few days (besides the GI and vertigo issues..blah) I wanted to share it with you all especially for those who have been through the experience or those who will experience it. It's ok and you're not alone. Much love to all of you!