This has certainly been a perplexing week with much to process as it relates to our country, it’s government and it’s people. My heart has been deeply grieved during this whole election process and I am left feeling raw. I read a quote last week by a Presbyterian pastor in Olathe, KS that I can stand behind and it inspired me to commit even more to do life in community & relationship with a purpose to make a meaningful difference in the lives around me…which ultimately brings healing to all of us.
“Unity, liberty and justice require effort from all of us as citizens of this great country. It won’t happen via politics…it will happen through relationships and a shared commitment to dig in to what is so terribly broken in all of us.” -Jim West
Ironically, this has also been a full week of celebrations in our household so, thankfully, there has been much “goodness” to focus on and savor as well.
A week ago Saturday was DP’s homecoming dance so we enjoyed an afternoon of fun preparation before the big kids headed off to dinner and the dance with friends and Rolf, Rudy and I headed to a SBRM (recovery program) graduation. A big night for so many!
The traditional corsage making party with friends Tina, Autumn and Hunter…
The finished products turned out GREAT!
After graduation, Rudy, Rolf and I headed over to the dance for the crowning of the homecoming king ceremony. As mother of prince Max, I got to escort him onto the stage. Fun for me…not so thrilling for Rudy who, by 10:30pm was DONE for the day!
On Monday, Rolf and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary…a milestone worth noting:
November 7, 1992
We may be starting to show some wear and tear but I’m proud of every grey hair and wrinkle! 😉
On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of visiting the big kids’ Fellowship of Christian Athletes club at school. It was fun to see Olivia and her peeps having fun…
…and to hear Max share about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. He boldly shared how this Old Testament story encourages us all to never doubt God, to dare to be different and to never cease standing up for what we believe in…a timely reflection for sure.
One of Rudy’s favorite places is the rescue mission…Rolf had a few late nights at work this week so we had “dinner with dad” and the residents on Wednesday night and Rudy was in heaven!
Speaking of eating, we haven’t made it to Kyle’s Kitchen yet this week but we have gotten some fun shout outs from friends who were there! Ha Ha We are so grateful for Jay and Deena Ferro, their support of the special needs community in our town and for highlighting Congenital Heart Defects & Rudy this month at KK!!! Stop in, take a pic and send it to us for Rudy’s gallery if you can!!!
RUDY’s CIRCLE of LOVE:
This next week will be dedicated to final jewelry prep for my annual holiday jewelry show next weekend! I have a couple of shows scheduled this season and a couple of trunk shows at local offices too! So excited!!! Let me know if you’d like Silver By Trish to come to your office! Check out Silver By Trish on FB for more details.