Thursday, April 16, 2009

In Case You Thought There Were No Smiles Around Here...

Thank you.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. For your comments, your e-mails and the personal stories of loss that you sent to me, the stories you shared, your kindness. Thanks for not coming down on me for being indulgent in the face of so many other much worse tragedies. Thanks for just giving me a place to name my saddness and then, send it off into the air.

Truth is, I feel pretty good now. Writing to you about it, helped me let it go, tear through the disappointment and focus on what I have and the good things to come. That's all you. So, really, thanks for being there.

So, if you thought we Fosters were spending our time staring at our shoes and crying into our goblets of Pinot Grigio, well, I give you proof to the contrary - ice cream face painting, puddle jumping and other happy playground hi-jinx.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends. We plan to do the same.

xx YM

PS: This weekend, I'll go through all the comments from the last post and try to answer your individual questions in comments there. Thanks!



Anne Stesney said...

Puddles AND Ice Cream? I think you're the funnest mom ever. No wonder your girls are so happy.

Christine said...

Your girls are so freakin cute. I love Edies dress. Especially the summery dress/wintery coat combo. :) very cute.

melissa said...

Ah, now there are those little faces that I love.

Have a great weekend, my friend. *Hug*

auntjone said...

Cute! I used to love mud puddles when I was little. Now, sadly, I curse them. Perhaps I'd be happier if I loved them again.

Cheryl Arkison said...

No one can resist a smile when a kid finds a puddle! I'm glad you can find good reasons to smile these days.

ntsc said...

Puddles, ice cream and dirty feet!


Don't Lick The Ferrets! said...

No matter how large other disasters may seem, it does not make yours pale in comparison. Never under-value your pain or experience. On a happier note, those pictures are fantastic and brought a huge smile to my day! What beautiful girls!

melissa said...

Hi. *Waving* Thinking about you guys. :D

The Mulligan Family said...

Look at those beautiful happy faces. Playing in puddles and "eating" ice cream. What could be more fun than that!