Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Sun Will Return....

...but all this rain we're getting isn't helping my current mood.

I think I've made it pretty obvious that things have been rough lately.  And recently, receiving some "hard to take news" about my dad has only made it worse.  It's been a year (since last March) of bad news, then good news, then bad news, then okay news, then great news, then bad news and then really bad news.  But the sun always seems to come out after the dark clouds pass through.  And I know it will again.  It will dad.  It always does.

Besides we've got spring around the corner {yes, my Easter decor is up, does that surprise you?!} and Bennett has his "hot dog" hat on again....

Just need to work on keeping it on-yep, he's determined to throw it right off as soon as mommy puts it on.

Ya know, when you're cooped up inside for most of the winter, the kids can drive you crazy but they have this amazing way of turning things around when things don't seem to be going so well.  I think it's the contagious laugh that my girls have.

The other night they were doing something and cracking up over it and I couldn't help but just laugh right along with them.  A good laugh goes a long way.

So while we wait for the sun to return, we'll keep playing with play-doh, we'll keep laughing uncontrollably, we'll keep dancing. Because the sun will return.  It always does.


  1. Hey Adrienne -
    I am so sorry about your dad. We continue to pray for a miracle on his behalf, and for peace and comfort for you, and your family.
    Hang in there! {hugs}

  2. Hang in there's hard not to have the blues for anyone at this time of year let alone with so much on your plate.

  3. great post. Hope your sun returns soon.

  4. I sure hope things get better for you Adrienne. I take it that it really has more to do with the health of your dad and I'm so sorry to hear of that. Many prayers for you all.

  5. We are hoping for our sun to come back soon too!

    Tammy and Parker

  6. Adrienne, relish your beautiful children. I have two girls, 6 years apart & I always say that the best sound in the world is hearing them laugh & giggle together. God bless.

  7. Hi Adrienne! I like to answer all blog comments at least six months later! Thank you for your sweet note (way back in August). You might know that Emily and Mark just moved within the neighborhood and now live closer to us, so we spent an evening with them last week and talked about you and how awesome you are! I even remember Emily telling me about you while we were knee-deep in looking for Ben's diagnosis. I think you had moved recently?

    I lovey love love your blog! I appreciate your honesty, your eloquence, and your love for all your kids. And the clothes! The clothes! (Because you know I've peeped both blogs.) I fully intend to get right down to blogging more regularly and checking in on you, too.

    Also, how wonderfully random to have neighborhood friends and then Jennifer Ashcraft! We are from Louisville, where she now lives. We used to work out together, and she and her husband Hill are best friends with some of our college friends. Such a sweetie! I have lots of ECU girls on my street - I feel like an honorary alum!

  8. Here's to sunshine & rainboots! I love them both.


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