A hot cup of tea can comfort even the greatest of sorrow, even if only a bit.
I know I promised to be more “uplifting”, but life this week is overwhelming to say the least. A heart-hand-ful of dark, black tea is just so fitting. And, no, it’s not my photo ;-).
We just got back from a roadtrip to Kelowna! B played her little heart out at the U18 vball provincials. They came in 9th, not as well as hoped, but it doesn’t matter – LAST WEEK SHE WAS CONFIRMED A SPOT TO PLAY FOR UBC!! She is now UBC (University of BC) Women’s Volleyball’s newest Libero for her upcoming first year of University! WOAH!! We’re all so excited for her. I haven’t kept up, but apparently UBC is #1 in Canada, and possibly moving up to NCAA soon. Anyhow, she may be on the bench the first year or two (or three), but we’ll sure cheer them on anyhow! Woot woot!
We had to leave really late for Kelowna because sweet A was a FINALIST for their high school IDOL competition! She was TOP TEN and got to be part of a big concert performance!! She didn’t make top 5 after that, but she was awesome anyhow. Such bravery! Such a voice!
We left right after, and hauled the almost-4 hours to Kelowna. It was a good “pre-road-trip” practice. We learned that a) Hubby can’t see well enough to drive after dark, and b) Hubby can’t ride in the back when Momma is driving after dark. Let’s just say, we apologize to the authorities for the barf-stained pillow case (MY barf-stained pillowcase) left on the side of the highway at approximately 1am. Lessons learned. ‘Nuff said.
As Hubby was feeling ill, what we didn’t know was that a friend of his back home had breathed his last and moved on to see his Lord that same evening. During a hockey game – THE last game of the season to play, his dear friend had a heart attack and could not be revived. He left behind a dear, dear woman and their two small (a year older each than Tt and Boo) boys. Our hearts – our prayers – all of it, goes out to them.
And, it goes out to dear Mikey the cat, too. With a stray, you don’t always know what you’re getting. And we got a “geriatric” cat with ulcers in his mouth. We left him at the vet as we left town on Friday to get some meds and TLC, and today heard his recovery is slow. I’ll find out more today, but he will likely head straight to the SPCA, where we’ll see if we can find a new Mikey.
On top of it all, our washer completely broke down as we’re trying to get pre-trip laundry done (of COURSE!!!). I had to spend my morning shopping for a washer/dryer that we have little money for.
So, as you see, life is full of big emotions this week. And I don’t even USE the washer/dryer. Jk.
Friday, immediately after the memorial service for our friend, we leave for our big road trip to California. I sincerely hope to find rest, peace, and much time for prayer as we drive. And drive. And drive.
I’ll be posting from Cali – with any luck – next Tues!