Some things you just don't ever get used to. I don't think I will ever get used to the empty space next to me in my bed when I lay down at night. Trish and I are best friends and we end every day by sharing what each of us did that day. It just doesn't seem right for Trish and Ash to not be here. I miss my girls and I know that they miss us. I now end my day by calling and catching us with Trish on her and Ashley's day, but it just isn't the same on the phone 700 miles apart. Today we spent some time trying to figure out the how and when we will be able to make the trip to Omaha. It is quite a challenge to work out the schedule. So far the best idea we have it to go during the week, but that poses its own set of problems. We will get if figured out and hopefully pretty soon. Trish tells me that Ashley had a little bit better day today, and those types of reports always make it a little bit easier for me. It is difficult to be here so far away and not be there to comfort my baby gherkin. So I am so grateful for the good reports.
We received a box of goodies at the house today from "a cheerful giver" and it was such a blessing to the kids and I to open the box. It was a great surprise and another page in Ashley's Story that I am glad I got to learn from. It is amazing how such a small token of kindness from a complete stranger can teach me and my kids such important life lessons. I would like to say Thank You to "a cheerful giver." I pray you will be blessed as much as you blessed us.
I am looking forward to getting the webcams set up so we can "be there" with Trish and Ashley and the can "be here" with us. I am looking forward to our nighttime routine being somewhat what it should be. I know that Trish is also looking forward to "tucking" the kids to bed even if it is done through a webcam. She should be getting it soon and we are all excited.
I was out of town working this weekend so I was not able to see the journal entries. I was so very touched this morning when I was catching up and I saw over 100 comments on one of the posts. I know there are so many of you out there praying for Ashley and the rest of our family. So much so that sometimes I can actually feel your prayers. Thank you so much for being there for our Gherkin and our family. You prayers mean more to us than anything money could ever buy. We are blessed by each one of you. Thank You!!