At 4:52pm on Monday, my childhood friend had her second child-a boy that weighed 10lbs and 21.5 inches long-
C-section!!! She's recovering happily with her husband and daughter and new son down in Missouri.
Also on Monday evening, another one of my childhood friends lost a family member to
Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The man was young enough to be a father to a 13 year old and an 18 year old. He was my friend's brother in law and I wish them peace and understanding.
A Life Born for my backyard friend.
A Life lost for my next door neighbor friend.
We all grew up together hanging out, playing war, playing Star Wars, Ghost in The Grave-yard, Hot Lava Tag, you name it, we enjoyed the playing until the street lights came on.
Interesting how both of my childhood pals had to experience pain on Monday, different forms, but still, it was pain.
Interesting that now my bucket issues seem more like a growth versus painful moments, considering that I've experienced pain with childbirth and pain with family loss-although never this close to home as my dear friend has to experience right now.
Welcome To Crustybeef~
My mother in law arrives for a visit tomorrow morning until Monday.
Hope everyone else is having a good world!