i hope your mother's day weekend was wonderful, mom's and future mom's alike.
lincoln got in trouble by me and his family for not doing anything for me.
*cough* don't forget next year *cough*
but i guess he slightly made up for it by letting me order a vintage pearl necklace last night.
he also gave me a nice elbow in the face in the middle of the night in his sleep.
thanks, husband. haha
we spent this mother's day motherless.
my mom is currently visiting south africa with my dad.
we missed both of our mom's, but we got to skype and email with them.
yesterday was also my dad's birthday.
happy birthday, dad!
and wednesday is lincoln's dad's birthday.
it's a week of celebrating our parents!
we also got to talk to lincoln's beautiful little sister, abby, on saturday.
she is serving a mission in santiago, chile.
it was SO wonderful to hear from her.
she is so happy and can speak spanish beautifully (from the little i know).
this weekend we actually spent a great deal mourning with some of our closest friends.
this sweet dear couple gave birth to a still-born at just under 20 weeks.
ever since we heard the news friday evening, my heart has felt broken.
since both of their parents live far far away (and we were parent-less as well), we took them dinner yesterday evening and cried with them.
i can't believe the things they had to experience this week, and how strong they are now.
it made us think a lot about the miracle that is child birth and how we would handle the same situation.
we love this couple dearly, and hate to see them go through such pain.
but we both know they will see their little girl again someday.
and they will be able to hold her and love her and raise her.
we are so grateful to be an eternally family.
if you would be so kind... pray for our friends.
love you all.