My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Thursday, April 28, 2011

What Really Matters

We celebrated Steve today. It was such a joyful evening to have his mom/step-dad, siblings & spouses over for dinner. We played How well do you know Steve.  I invited his mom, siblings and our kids to share a question or so about Steve. We laughed and reminisced. A prize for the one that knew the most answers (gift card to Steve's favorite restaurant) and a prize for the one that knew the least (his least favorite treat -- anything with coconut)!
It felt so delicious to laugh and celebrate this birthday boy that I love so much.   

As I pause to reflect on the day and my life, I am filled with such gratitude.  The simple kindnesses that have been shown to us is beautiful during a challenging week.  A phone call,  a sweet email, a friend/colleague sharing her rice recipe with me which included bringing up the ingredients - walking me through making it, and then a phone call during the dinner to make sure it turned out okay!  We get through difficult times with love.

4 comments:

Clive said...

We're delighted to read that you all such a wonderful evening! Hope everything is going well for you now.

take care
Fiona and family

Jess and Glacier said...

I love the idea of the prizes and the game that you played. I hope this upcoming week goes better for you.

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

What a fun game! Such great smiles on everyone's faces. I'm totally with Steve--I don't like anything with coconut!!

Myrna R. said...

I'm glad Steve had such a happy birthday.

It's nice to read your posts again.