Our goal for this weekend was to not be sad. I think we pretty much nailed it.
My sister, John Michael, and Baby Tut Tut came down for the weekend to celebrate Tut Tut’s first birthday with family (his actual birthday is next weekend, but since we can’t be there with him, we celebrated here this weekend) and to honor my Dad’s memory by just being together. We spent Saturday at our house and had a little pre-birthday party party for Tut Tut. We spent the day soaking up the sun, and had a blast!
After a full day in the sun, we headed inside for birthday cake and presents for the Big Guy. Ginny has this super cute birthday party planned for Tillman on his actual birthday next weekend at their house, so this was just a pre-game party. It was so fun to see what a big guy he has become. He really is the happiest baby!
Mom got Tillman a birthday cake and a little smash cake. He LOVED it!
After cake, we hung around while Ginny put together Tut Tut’s present from Nana… a Cozy Cab! Poor Ginny spent almost an hour getting this thing put together, including using Chris’s power drill. She was pretty impressive to watch! And so we all sat around and stared at her while she worked, and then we played with the Cab when it was ready to go.
We had a few other adventures this weekend, and I’ll be sharing some individual stories throughout this week. We had a really nice weekend. We talked about my dad a bit, but mostly we just enjoyed being together as a family. We had a lot of celebrating to do, too. I’ve said it before, but I love how God blessed us with sweet Tillman only a few days after my dad’s passing. It was such a saving grace the actual week last year, but it will continue to be a comfort that brings so much joy every year during this difficult time.
God is good. All the time.