The quieter you become the more you can hear ~ Ram Dass

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Happiness, Sorrow, Hope

Happiness -
Son and daughter-in-law came home in May and we had a celebration for their marriage a few days after their one year anniversary.  It was only around 40 people but it was fun and the food was delicious.  They also got to announce daughter-in-law got a new job in  ...California.  A lot farther then they or we hoped for but you gotta go where the tenure track is.  While they loved living in Iowa (although I told son, with the mild winter they had, they didn't see what it was truly like, lol) the university she is at now did make a counter offer but it just wasn't a sure thing.  I think they will be moving in the beginning of August, son doesn't know when he'll be able to start school again.  So, a lot of plans are up in the air   Our new vacation spot will be northern California which will be fun.  So, a new beginning for them. 

The following Friday after the celebration, we learned that our nephew's son died in a motorcycle accident.  He was 22... so young.  It's still hard to believe he's gone.  He belonged to a motorcycle club and at the funeral about a dozen of them rode behind the hearse.  It was very moving.  I feel so terrible for our nephew, his wife and my sister-in-law. 

The day after the funeral (if you can believe it), I went to a baby shower.  One of my dinner friend's son's wife is due the beginning of August.  It was so strange in a matter of a day, saying goodbye to a life and then hello to a new life soon.

Also, Magellan's daughter is getting married in August.  I went to the wedding shower last week - another new beginning soon.

Life can be so good and so terrible at the same time, crazy!

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