1. My friend K sent me this blog post about God and heartbreak. Since I'm still working through some miscarriage grief, the words really gave me insight. I hope it will help you too. Part I and Part II.
2. I thought once the Mass was over, sorrow of the loss of our baby would be lessened. Instead, it has shown up in random places. Back in March we ran into a mutual friend at the OB office (did this ever happen to you for an IF ultrasound?). She was there to find out the gender of her baby. We were there to find out if we even had a baby. Fast forward to July; she gave birth to her baby last week and for some reason it really bothered me. Not in a jealous, "how dare you" way, but a wave of sadness.
3. Thankfully, K assured me such feelings are normal. I was about ready to call the men in white coats to get me. She also told me something rather logical, but nonetheless profound: Grief has no timetable.
4. We had a wonderful anniversary weekend last week. KB did great with my inlaws and we enjoyed just relaxing. On Sunday we rented a small fishing boat and rode around the lake. We almost had to call for help when I went swimming but couldn't get back into the boat that was sans ladder. Thankfully, I eventually got up there!
5. KB has been getting into musical instruments lately. We always let her play the piano (she kinda looks bluesy in this picture), but she's also taken to the toy drum and xylophone. My husband and I are very musical, so we hope this trend continues. OK, we hope the interest in music continues. We're not sure if we want a percussionist in the family this early.
6. To end the Quick Takes on a lighter note, Word On Fire has a fun post about potential players on the Vatican's Olympic team. :) I just love watching the Olympics, don't you?