Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hello to all!! Ohh Blake and I love you all so very much. I am amazed at how healing and uplifting it has been to blog again, to hear from all of you. Having others carry and emphasize with us is family. Happy 4th of july to everyone!! We are headed to lake hamilton with family from thurs-monday. This has been a great week so far. Probally the best since our great sadness thanks to our support from you. I am beginning to see daylight.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, MK that is wonderful. Writing has always helped me express my feelings ... as I see it has with you too. I wish your family a GREAT 4th of July, relax and have some fun.

Tracy K.

hannah m said...

So, so happy to read the light and peace in your words. So, so happy to know you've been having a great week...and that you're off to be in a beautiful place with your boys...

Anna Bowman said...

Hope you are enjoying the lake. Being in the water and sun always seems to make you slow down and take notice. It's peaceful and serene.... great place to recharge :)

Catherine said...

Hello my friend. This is a lovely and uplifting post to read. Thinking of you very often with love


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