I played with the girls at practice a couple Saturdays ago and took an elbow to the face. I forgot how much that hurts. My nose bled for almost two hours. Not constant bleeding but just enough that I could not take out the toilet paper. It was sore for a week and a half. Like really sore.
My parents came out here for Thanksgiving. YAY! Aaron drove out with them. They were here a whole week. They stayed with me this time. That was a first but I loved being able to host them. We got together with all the family most days. Cooked dinner, played games, and hung out. Good and relaxing fun.
Of course Andrew was the entertainment. Love this kid.
This last week my heart has been full for the love the Savior has for each of us and that he plays a role in each of our lives that no one else can. Last Saturday after basketball I opened Facebook to a post that read Liam is with Jesus now. My heart sank. I felt physically sick. Liam is my cousin's son and he has been fighting brain cancer since earlier this year. While that may seem like not such a shock that he died. It was. He had been doing great. He was cancer free. He had been sick with an infection but he was doing well. The last post had indicated that he was moving out of ICU. There were no goodbyes. His heart just stopped. His family is heartbroken. I am heartbroken for them and this beautiful little boy who's story I have been closely following since diagnosis.
I had the chance to clean my house and set up Christmas yesterday. I love decorating my tree. I love love love setting up my nativity and just thinking about the role that each piece played in the real nativity. It is great to reflect and be reminded of the things that matter most (which are not Christmas trees and nativity sets).