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!
On Monday, Rolf and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary…a milestone worth noting:
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.
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.