Good morning and happy Friday. I'm beyond grateful it's the weekend. It's been a crappy week of sorts and I'll be heading to Mexico next week, so this week couldn't end quick enough.
Only part of my week was crappy, I had some ups too. Which I'm so thankful for! (sorry, it's a tad lengthy…)
I got to babysit these 2 cutie pies while mom & dad had an anniversary date. We played and watched Full House- It was a pretty perfect night. My favorite part was cuddling with sweet Emma because she got scared seeing lightening. I'll take it.
Ready for the crappy part? My brothers story hit Nancy Grace this week, which is great, national coverage is what we need to get him in the right rehab facility. However, rather than focusing on the story, Facebook followers ripped this photo to shreds. Well over 1,000 comments and about 75% were "how they hell are they smiling" "why would they smile" "they're unfit parents" "is that Bob Barker" "This picture is creepy, what the hell do they think is so funny". Getting a taste of the cruel "news story trolls" sucks.
This picture was taken months ago, months after the accident. It was the very first moment Christian was put in a chair and out of the bed. We were SO excited in this moment, a picture was snapped and that picture happened to be used. It's completely disgusting to me how ignorant and cruel people can be. I had a pretty crappy day Wednesday, I'm totally fine now, but it is hard. You want to defend your family yet it's a losing battle. Some people just suck, plain and simple. As for the other people who have helped defend that picture, send love and prayers and offer encouraging words, you all are amazing. YOU are what gets us through and out of these funks. I heard a song early Thursday morning that snapped me out of it, these lyrics in particular-
"Sometimes through the darkness, it's hard to see
So just be brave and follow where He leads
Greater is the one who's in us, than he who's in the world
So child of God remember, the battle is the Lord's"
"Say Amen" Finding Favour
What picks you up on a crappy day? Mail from a sweet friend sure put a smile on my face! I got a surprise package that couldn't have come at a better time. Maegen, my sweet sweet friend, you are an angel. I can't wait to put these jewels on for a dinner date in Mexico....
Remember recently when I announced that Kelli and I are starting a Monthly Faves linkup? Here's the reminder- It's once a month, the first Wednesday of each month and it starts next Wednesday July 2nd. We'd LOVE you to join us. It's a post of everything you were loving the previous month- beauty, foods, tv, recipes, music, blogs, home goods, etc. Anything at all.
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