19 October 2011

almost time.

my sister* is getting hitched come saturday, and we're a-flurry with preparations of the best sort. i've bits of dress-altering to finish up, plus loads of packing and optional baking, but just one more sleep and we truck out for some Fine Times Indeed.


the dress


[the minute i finished festooning elle's flower girl dress she paraded the length of the house in search of compliments, but the most eleven-year-old zee could manage was, eh. you're decent.]


little m began speech therapy yesterday, where he roundly ignored his therapist's requests and spent the entire session doing as he wished. it was not the most productive of ventures, but it was kind of nice not to be the only authority figure ignored in the room. i suspect we'll have a good weekend though, as he adores parties and sweets and people who are not mom, and the next string of days should be big on all counts.


up


and outside the leaves rattle like glass in the trees and split beneath our sneaker treads and who knew death could smell so dry and sweet?

and inside we are still learning how to navigate life with our smallest child, how to view each other with tenderness, how to practice mercy when we're defied and disregarded at every turn. [that last bit is the very hardest for me, but God keeps stacking my hours with opportunities to learn it. yay, right?]


carpet


hope your week is poured full of your favorite folk. see y'all on the other side.


*so technically she’s the mister’s sister, but whatever. she’s mine.

12 comments:

Captain Murdock said...

Have fun! I adore weddings and flower girl dresses. Still praying for you and sweet M.

TheUnSoccerMom said...

A beautiful dress for a beautiful girl! :o)

Will always keep little M in my prayers. :o)

lulu and family said...

sweet, sweet! bless you all as you celebrate love and family and friendships this weekend! you got me laughing out loud a couples times with that post.=)

happygirl said...

Weddings are the best and the dress is so pretty. God bless your family. :)

Ostriches Look Funny said...

fun and hard. This is life right? And it's always a bonus to have a nice dress.

Shasta said...

I lurk but never comment. I'm so sorry you're dealing with bonding issues. Nothing quite like being disregarded repeatedly by a child you are loving so hard. I too understand, my son is now 14 and we've gotten almost nowhere it seems in that department. Try keeping a journal, it helps when progress is so slow and small. Much love to you momma, prayers for you all.

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Knowing your Elle to some small degree, I'm certain she's far more than decent in that gorgeous concoction. May your time with sweet family be joyful and light!

Katarina said...

What a precious little dress! Blessings to all!:)

Julia said...

Very cute dress, worthy of a real pricess.

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emily wierenga said...

oh friend. i hope it is a lovely affair and that your soul is renewed, refreshed. love you.

nieves said...

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Southern Gal said...

Sweet dress for a sweet girl. Praying that you were refreshed.