Thus begins a series of 9 days in which I took not a single picture. I will fill in with photos taken prior to these 9 days as there are many extra "keepers" to post. The reason for my negligence, you ask? Long, long story short, I have been struggling on and off, in varying degrees, with an anxiety disorder for the past 4 years or so. The past couple months have brought more intense anxiety and panic attacks than I have ever experienced, and our time in Michigan was the most intense yet, to the point of complete debilitation. Upon returning home, I began the tough road of more doctor's appointments, trying various medications, and trying to figure out what was going on with me, what could be done to get better. It was a very dark, confusing time in many ways, but the Lord met me in a new, beautiful way through the suffering. It is difficult to explain exactly what I've been going through, as I still don't fully understand it myself; however, I plan to blog about it all soon as part of my recovery process.
That being said, onto the picture for today!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Today, we rode around and wound up over on the football field of my alma mater, Jenison High School. Griffin ran up and down the field, tightly clutching his new favorite pals, Toy Story's Buzz and Woody. It was so surreal to see my son running on the field where I watched my friends play football and where I graduated high school. Surreal. Sometimes, high school feels like another life ago, but other times it seems as though I cannot be old enough to have a child! Back to Buzz and Woody...These are old toys of Jaxon's, and Griffin could not be more obsessed with them. He doesn't ever want to part with them, which makes meals and bedtime pretty challenging.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
My dad was itching to get Griffin out on a bike ride once we arrived. He has even went out and bought a bike trailer to put him in before we got there! After the ride, Griffin played in the sprinklers in the beautiful green, northern grass (the only kind of real grass, in my opinion). Oh, and about the two pictures on this post. Harken back to spring break. I decided back then that as long as there were two photographers in the house, there had to be two daily photos. :)