I love it when life sends celebrations just when we need it the most.
This has been a rough week....
My daughter's boyfriend was in a car accident on Monday. During a bad storm, there was a malfunction with the stop lights at a busy intersection, giving everyone in all directions a green light. I celebrate that he was able to walk away because it could have been much, much worse. Cars can be replaced. Lives cannot.
We were approved as a host family to have Hannah from Germany stay with us for the next school year. Unfortunately, there was a mix up with the paperwork and the school was not kept in the loop, jeopardizing Hannah's placement with us and leaving us in limbo. I celebrate the patience I showed as the school and exchange company worked through this, even though I wanted to rant and rave which only would have made matters worse.
Writing has been a struggle for me lately. I have not blogged or written anything for about three weeks. I celebrate my new online writing group who will help get me back on track. Thank you, Michelle and Leigh Anne! :) I saw this and it made me think of our conversation this morning:
My daughter turned 16 this week. It is clear to me that she is no longer "my baby" and is flying out of the nest. I celebrate the wings she has, the beautiful woman she is becoming, and the strength I am finding to let her go.
I hope life has brought you many things to celebrate this week!