The grace and joy Willow brings to our lives is immeasurable. On a day when all I would be doing is lying around feeling sorry for myself, I had to step out of myself and be with her. And she made it fun and enjoyable, not entirely an awful chore. Though I did call friends to get some sympathy, and asked one to come over to help me put delivered groceries away (she could not), Willow was a gem. Daddy left work two hours early to come home and organize the groceries that had been tossed unceremoniously into the fridge and straighten the house for tomorrow. He'll be at work again tomorrow, most likely... we're hoping this is a 24 hour thing, but if it's not he'll stay home.
I feel so grateful for my life, and for the lives of my friends and family.