You know how you always think you will have time? Well, that's not always the case.
I learned that lesson the really hard way with my father's sudden passing last week. I know this event is really beyond the scope of this blog, but oh well, I can't help the way life unfolds sometimes. In the midst of sadness, I learned some great things about relationships--father/daughter ones, sisterly ones, and most of all, I learned that's it's ok to lean on your friends once in a while. Turns out, that's what you're supposed to do! I have some pretty stellar friends for sure. The cards are still rolling in. The plants and flowers were gorgeous. The donation to Knitters Without Borders was so touching. All of these things really helped me weather a very difficult time.
Having a toddler at my feet helped to keep some moments light when I didn't feel like smiling. Like when we were getting dressed for the funeral, I found her doing this:
Girls will be girls. No matter what. I couldn't be more thankful for that.