Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Easy Like Sunday Morning

On Sunday morning, Shawn asked if we could sit outside for a while.  He wanted to feel 
the sun on his face, fill his lungs with fresh air, and forget about the doctors' 
appointments and wound care dressing changes that have filled up his days.  I 
happily obliged: setting up chairs in the driveway so that we could watch Isabelle show 
off her bike riding skills, fretting over the temperature and making sure he had ice
 cold water to stay hydrated.  We brought out a couple of magazines, the sidewalk chalk, 
and lots and lots of bubbles.  It was a nice, simple Sunday morning, a few hours of 
normalcy in an otherwise world wind week.  
Our lives have changed so much in the last month and we celebrate every 
milestone, whether big or small.  Shawn having enough strength and energy to be 
outside with our little girls, walking down the driveway to collect the mail: it is 
progress.  Those few hours outside put a smile on his face, made him feel a little more 
like himself.  And the girls and I were right there with him, cheering him on.  Who knew
 that blowing bubbles could be such powerful medicine?
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Raechel @ Our Island Outlook said...

I'm so happy you were able to spend some time outdoors, especially since the first sentence in your last post was that you were currently missing the outdoors.

You all look radiant, despite the accident and everything that has followed. You are a beautiful family, and I continue to pray for Shawn's recovery.


Deanna Fike said...

oh my goodness. i don't know what happened to isabelle on your trip, but she looks 15 years old!

Marie V said...

How lovely it was for you all to enjoy this special moment! I agree bubbles do a great job!
You all look beautiful and so happy, I am sure the recent events change so much how you see Life and these special times all together.
ps - That's true Isabelle looks so much older!
Much love to all. 

Jodi Hall said...

I follow you on instagram now saw these pictures yesterday LOVE it.. bubbles rock :D 

Olivia said...

Thank you so much my sweet friend!!!  Your love and support are amazing!!

Olivia said...

I KNOW!!!!  She has grown about 3 inches so far this summer!!  Also, my mother in law gave her an awesome new haircut that she loves so much.  She is growing SO fast, I can't even believe it!

Olivia said...

Thank you my dear friend!!!  You are the most inspirational woman!!

Olivia said...

Thank you:)  They really do!!

Vanessa said...

HEY. What happened here? Your girls are growing up super fast, too!
And yay for constant healing. Shawn will be back to new in no time. 

Sara said...

So glad to see you all smiling and happy. :)