Late Bloomers

Our Wedding Day:
Kevin, Rachael, Cadence, Elaine, Jeffrey, me, Phil, Rich, Ayden, Ryan, Jordynne, Rebecca, Jeff
A Full Three Years!
Three years ago today Rich and I exchanged marriage vows. Life has brought us quite a collection of milestones in the past 36 months:
October, 2007
   A dear family friend dies
   We’re evacuated from our home for 9 days due to the Santiago Fire
March, 2008
   I undergo surgery on my right hand
   My mother falls ill
June, 2008
   My mother’s illness is diagnosed as ovarian cancer
   My aunt Dorothy dies
July, 2008
   Granddaughter Carly is born
   Ryan moves out of our home
September, 2008
   My mother dies
October, 2008
   We adopt Doc to be my comfort dog
November, 2008
   My dad moves back to Southern California
May, 2009
   Rich’s aunt Mary dies
June, 2009
   I begin this blog
August, 2009
   Rebecca moves into our home
December, 2009
   I undergo surgery on my left hand
February, 2010
   Elaine becomes engaged to Rob
March, 2010
   Our great-niece Kaitlyn is born
May, 2010
   Elaine and Rob marry
June, 2010
   Rebecca moves out of our home
   Rebecca becomes engaged to Jeff
July, 2010
   We reconnect with my long-lost cousin Marlaina
August, 2010
   Three dear friends die
In between these momentous events, we’ve celebrated holidays and spent weekends with our grandchildren.
We’ve painted the bedroom, sat on our deck enjoying coffee and one another, shopped for groceries, argued, cried, laughed, prayed. We’ve attended weddings and workshops, funerals and fundraisers.
We’ve loved. God has been very, very good to us.

4 Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks. 5 For we know it is made acceptable by the word of God and prayer.
1 Timothy 4:4-5 (NLT)