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shaken and shifting

Over the last few days I can sense a shift within me - knowing it's partially because of a close call at Erick's job that shook us both to our core.

Never before have either of us had "life flash before our eyes," but since that day, I am reminded at how quickly something could be taken away. As difficult as it is, I've made up my mind to stop focusing on what could have happened and instead rejoice in gratitude for the life we are blessed to spend another day... together.  It was such a strange thing, cars pummeling into retail stores, right? We are just so thankful that no one was seriously injured.

And life goes on.

This morning Sofia woke early and I tried coaxing her into cuddling in a bit longer in the big bed with Erick and I.  We stayed in for most of the day, lounging about and sneaking in a few afternoon naps (growing a human is exhausting!) before heading downtown to shop for groceries. I'm happy to say I've been much better at conscious shopping and planning our meals ahead of time.  Tonight's dinner was a slow-simmered stew of chorizo, red beans and short ribs - the warmth and spices were just what we needed on this January night.

Later this week we've planned some time away from work to spend together as a family. Erick has a birthday quickly approaching, and Sofia is in for a huge surprise on Saturday.

Hoping your week is lovely and wonderfully relaxing, as it should be... x



  1. Thank goodness no one was hurt. Keep on keeping on! God bless you all.

  2. Oh my goodness, Kate! How terrifying. Glad Erick was unhurt. Kellie xx

  3. thank goodness everyone was alright. I'm familiar with that shaken feeling and i agree with you about turning it into gratitude. xx

  4. my goodness kate! thank god erick is okay. I love your positive attitude x

  5. Gah! I'm so glad everyone is safe! Such a strange accident. (Is that Erick walking in the store on the news?)

    Does Sofia like to cuddle? I always try to get our little bean to snuggle in the covers in the mornings but she won't have it - always wants to crawl and climb on everyone. :)

    Have a fun (and relaxing) weekend together! I'm looking forward to hearing all about it :)

  6. oh no, how traumatic! so glad to hear everything is okay!

  7. So glad he is ok! And growing a human is totally exhausting, take all the naps you can!

  8. That is so crazy... I'm happy to hear you're all safe! Sometimes a little shock to the system is just what we need to refocus. Plus it will make a good story someday :)

  9. The Lord was definitely watching over your husband! Praise God that Erick is safe and sound : )

  10. Oh my gosh, how terrifying. I am so, so happy Erik is ok!

    Thinking of you guys! xo

  11. yikes! i'm so glad erick is okay. i've always let myself be afraid of the what-ifs in life, and you are totally right — we can't do that anymore. focus on the moment and be forever grateful, that's the way to roll. your posts these days are so wonderful, kate. from the photos to the words you write, there's a sense of calm and insight and observation of the world that is just beautiful. you go girl. xo.

  12. oh how scary. count your blessing. xx


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