Thursday, March 22, 2012


We had a nice little birthday party tonight.  My daughters and granddaughters enjoyed themselves.  They were dancing, which made me very happy.  I don't know if there is anything as joyful as spontaneous dancing.

I did not bake anything, I went to Dairy Queen and purchased Dilly Bars.  They all loved them and sat around and giggled while licking melting ice cream... just as they would giggle while eating homemade cake or pie.  I still think it is better to have a homemade treat - but what do I know?  I am too tired at present to be making such a thing on a week day.

So tomorrow I shall go to work.  It is Friday.  I will work all day and then look forward to my weekend.  I am more grateful than ever for those two days off per week.

Grateful tonight for a house full of healthy girls.  Everyone was sober.  Everyone was joyful, smiling, and enjoying themselves.  There were no harsh words.  There were not even any dirty looks.  We have come a long way in the last three years - when my two daughters were not even speaking to each other.

The toll of the disease.

The endlessly evolving miracle of recovery.

I marvel at them both.

Thank you God.


Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Great line: the endlessly evolving miracle of recovery. My family has come quite a ways since the tragedy of our sister's death in July 2008. Texts, cards, emails, phone calls, facebooking... all previously unused avenues of maintaining contact with each other have drawn us closer.

John Harper said...

So nice to hear and share your quote. Recovery indeed, is a wonderful and grateful Blessing. Enjoy your days, John :)

Pammie said...

I love the "non-dirty looks" family times these days sweet mary.

Lou said...

I "feel" this post..that is the BEST kind

Annette said...

Precious stuff there Mary. I am so happy you had that time with your girls.

Syd said...

Nice to have those Dairy Queen bars. I bet the girls liked them a lot. And to have people gather together in love and celebration is awesome.