|can you believe how big she's getting?|
|"Salt and Pepper"|
|Ethel and Abby in their Halloween costumes|
I'm getting angry, so I need to take a break. I'll label this the ugly and work on the good soon. I've had a really good week. I spent some much needed time on Monday with some friends and the week continued on a good note from there. I'm trying to compartmentalize so I'm not completely consumed with the insanity of events described above and able to enjoy other things. I'm praying for God to show us how to live this life He chose for us. I don't regret it... none of it! I'm thankful for the molding process regardless of the heat it takes to get me closer to the person He wants me to be. I don't want to be another tainted, angry parent. I've seen those people. They're weary and worn... and rightly so. They've seen a lot of pain and hardship and witnessed the ugly in other people far more than most. The fight has taken their will and joy. Only He can heal these ongoing pains and prevent them from defining me (us) with anger and bitterness.