Friday evening we went to a party to celebrate some wonderful news just received by a good family friend.
She was my neighbor growing up and actually, I babysat her and her brother, but I don't really want to talk about that, because that just makes me feel old.... Anyway, she has three little ones close in age to Sarah. A set of twin girls and a boy. Her world was turned upside down a few weeks ago when she had a mole removed and it came back as melanoma.
We were all so very scared for her and we said many prayers as she went through some pretty invasive tests to make sure it had not spread or progressed to any other part of her body.
I know her family can attest, it was a VERY LONG two weeks of waiting. We were stalking her facebook page for any updates.......
and FINALLY, I was sitting at my desk and I got a text from her....
We were all so relieved to find out that they got everything.
It was what we had all prayed for and the best news possible.
Her Mom said they were going to surprise her with a small gathering for their family and a few close friends and it happened to be held at the Vineyard that is in very close proximity to our house.
It was a beautiful night to celebrate life....
and the blessings that surround us each and every day.
We took quite a few walks down memory lane and the entire time I was thinking how fortunate we are to have each other, and to be here today to tell the stories of "way back when".
It was the gentle nudge I needed to make me realize I have to take time away from the crazy hectic schedules and just stop every once in a while and smell the roses, or in this case, stop and taste the grapes.
Time passes by so quickly, and we never know what tomorrow may bring.
Hope you all have a relaxing holiday.
Happy Labor Day~
PS. Reagan was not that wrinkled when I put her in the dress, but after a few minutes in the car seat, she looked a mess. I know the 5 point harness system is there to protect our kids, but it sure does wreak havoc on my ironing skills:)