It's been a busy weekend
I was hoping it would be calm
knit a little
read to Gabriel
Instead it was filled with sadness.
Auguste went to a birthday party that he had looked forward
to for weeks
Bought his friend a special and thought out present
with this in hand he was ready.
It ended in tears
The boys older brother ( much older) had beaten him up
beat up several of the children
one so much he even threw up.
This, with the parents were at home.
When Pierre picked up Auguste that evening he doubled back after he had heard Auguste sob uncontrollably in the car.
He had "words" with the bullies parents...no apologies, no nothing.
Can you imagine?
Can you imagine how the birthday boy was feeling?
I wonder sometimes how people interpret
Saturday we all went swimming at our local indoor pool
I love swimming...and I love swimming with Gabriel.
Sophia baked rosemary garlic bread
Pierre made soup and played card with the kids
I read to Gabriel
Pierre and I went for a walk while the kids did their chores.
We had a lovely candlelit dinner together all of us tightly squeezed around the table
eating the warm soup and fragrant bread
about the days events.
Kids played midnight ghost outside in the dark
while Pierre and I did dishes.
Milk and cupcakes in front of the fire place...
There is nothing like family.
and the togetherness that we share.
It takes effort
Yes, some days are bad- downright crazy, wild
mom is moving to mars
At the end of the day it just usually comes together
it all works
sometimes an apology
a hug and a kiss
but we belong together somehow
And thank you for a house full of people I love. Amen.