I'm in the airport--jumping on the plane to New York City (can't wait for our Power of Moms Retreat!), but since I left this blog on kind of a sad note, I wanted to post a quick update with photos from last night.
Eric and I took the kids to Long Beach to go trick-or-treating with my mom (something we've never done before because we usually like to stay in our own neighborhood).
And while I can definitely understand what my sisters were talking about regarding Stage 7--and I agree, that's where she's heading (lots of sad realizations last night)--we still had a beautiful evening.
We dressed my mom up like the queen of Naples Island (where she lives), and gave her a crown and a robe. She loved being with the kids:
This smile is my favorite. My dad asked me to print it out for him:
And as I got her ready for bed, she said, "Oh, this is fun. This is so, so fun."
Another tender mercy from the Lord. Can't tell you how grateful I feel. Thank you for your support and prayers. They are helping more than you know.
(More about NYC when I get back!)