Our dear friend that I mentioned recently lost his wife this last week. It has been a very tough week of visits and comforting our friend and finally the wake and funeral which was yesterday. It was very sad but a lovely celebration of her life. My husband went to spend some time with his friend Saturday and when I had not heard from them in hours a text let me know that they were at the gun store. Men are funny. It is what our friend wanted to do. Go buy some ammo. I chuckled.
Times like this always make you clearly see all that is important in life. When we came in last night I had a house full of kids, friends, cousins and a sink full of dishes. I just quietly, but tiredly did the dishes and prepared my husband's lunch for the next day. Just glad all was well in our house and my kids were happy. That is all that matters. Over the last few years as we simplified our lives, not in busyness but in those things we felt were important to our family, the happier we have been. Does that make sense? The more I focused inward, on my home and family and the less I focused on what the outside world was doing, the more content I have become. That has been such a blessing. Yesterday was a reminder again of where my thoughts need to be focused. Prayers for our dear friend, he was clearly heart broken. He will really need my
husband in the months ahead as he begins a new chapter in his life.