I know, I know.
Three weeks I have gone without a regular Project Life Tuesday.
I promise, my intentions are good.
Yesterday, I got home, my head pounding with a migraine.
A migraine from a night of five wake-up cries from a hungry baby and a dreaming boy.
A migraine from what was coming Tuesday.
A migraine from a mind whirling with lengthy to do lists of work projects and blog projects and life projects.
And so, I nursed Adeline.
Matthew made dinner.
Elias snuggled, watching a show on the ipad.
I then made my way to the bedroom, resolving to pack for a trip my heart didn’t (still doesn’t) want to make. I cried and asked why?
Sometimes our hearts both know the answer and yet don’t want to accept.
I then sat down at my laptop to go through the past three weeks of pictures.
But instead, I went through the ones from Adeline’s dedication.
A beautiful day with hearts grieving over loss and celebrating life.
Adeline all white in the Italian lace that covered my mom, me and now her.
Oh that she may live a life of choosing joy.
And after going through the photos, my email showed (1) and it was Ann saying, Jess, are you awake? And I was and rather than blog or sleep, we chatted a long while about Sara, about kids, about 31 Days of Memory Keeping, about deadlines. We resolved to end our conversation half a dozen times, for it was late, but we kept talking.
Trading sleep for community (and project life) is important.
If you are on the ball, please link up your Project Life Tuesday posts. Today, Angie, Adeline and I are headed to Sara’s wake and funeral. I’m grateful to not be traveling alone. If you have a moment to whisper a prayer for traveling mercies and for celebrating Sara well, we would be grateful.