Will there be mice?
So it's a very windy day here in Lloyd and I have Lon and Lis coming in tonight and thank god. Lis knows me all too well and she will be here to hold my hand and look me in the eyes and take care of things and by things I mean me. Also, other stuff.
I have to tell you that the last six months have been amazing. August's birth, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Magnolia's birth
(And oh, by the way...)
Owen breaking his arm, Mr. Moon going through all of those tests...what am I forgetting? And this wedding is the denouement of all of that.
And this is going to be a joyful and beautiful wedding and I think I am doing pretty well at setting aside anxiety as best I can and just going with it. I know that May has done everything in her power to not stress me out. She is the loveliest love. She truly is. And the next two days are going to be filled with so much fun. Flower shopping and decorating and a rehearsal dinner with pizza and musicians and mani-pedis and getting dressed and crying and laughing.
There will be pictures!
Life is just the busiest thing, isn't it? And for those of us who do not handle stress that well, be it bad-stress or joyful-stress, we can sometimes feel overwhelmed but if we take it all one step at a time, one moment a time, and take the TIME to stop and breathe, to give thanks for every drop of the ecstatic insanity, we will be fine.
Now, in an unrelated and yet somehow related topic, I am finally reading this book:
I can't recommend it enough. If you suffer from depression and/or anxiety or love or live with someone who does, just READ IT! It's short, it's written purposefully, I think, for people who are suffering to easily take in. No. It will not cure you. But it will help you. I promise that. And best of all it will make you realize that you are far, far from alone.
I'm going to go hang clothes on the line. I am staying home today to take care of what is mine. I am remembering to breathe and to focus. I am gobbling up all the joy I can. Life is short. Here we are.