Weekend Goodness

What a glorious weekend it was in West Tennessee.  The weather was unseasonably warm and we all had a touch of Spring fever.  I cleaned out closets and did a major Goodwill sweep of the house and garage.  Erik laid four scoops of mulch (with a little help from me) and trimmed all my Crepe Myrtles.  We still have a lot of mulching to do but things are starting to look good around here.  Jack spent every waking minute outside this weekend and Lucy enjoyed her share of Popsicles on the back porch.

Ella practiced softball all weekend long.  She has learned how to throw the ball against the roof to practice her pop flies.  We decided to let her try softball again this year, after a hiatus last year.  She moves up to the next division this year and we were very hesitant to put her back in the softball arena.  Here is West TN, softball is HUGE.  It is very competitive and when you commit to playing you have to give it your all.  She begged and pleaded; and even went as far as to stop art lessons for a few months so that she could play.  I have been so pleased with her commitment to practicing and her desire to become better.  Practice starts this week, so life is really about to get hopping!

The most exciting thing we did this weekend was go to the Zoo.  I think I was the most excited one in the truck.  I couldn't wait to see Jack's face when he finally got to see the Elephants.  It was everything I thought it would be.  He was in awe at every turn.  The girls also had a great time, although I think we wore sweet Lucy out!  She was exhausted when we left.

This whole weekend I was keenly aware of how blessed we are.  We are finally becoming a family again and it feels so nice.  Doing normal things, like working in the yard and blowing bubbles at the sun, has never been more rewarding.  I'm not sure we will ever live without the fear and knowledge that things can change in the blink of an eye for us, but right now things are good.  And good is a really great place to be.

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  1. If my heart could explode with joy for your family, I'm convinced it would! I am so happy for you guys I honestly am getting kind of emotional (the good kind though). I wish you all the best and that life continues to be this good for a long, long, long time!
    Lots of Love,

  2. Very happy for you!

    God is good...I am so thankful you continue to share your growing testimony.

  3. Hi Kate,

    I don't know if you will remember me. I contacted you last year about using Lucy's story in a presentation I was doing at a regional oncology conference for nurses. People who attended as me about Lucy all the time. I encourage them to google "Pray for Lucy". I was asked to speak again this year. I asked if there were any attendees from last year and about half the audience read their hands. I shared that Lucy was doing incredibly well. We all cheered!

    This year's presentation was on change and dealing with the unexpected. I shared the following quote form Gilda Radner. Your post today made me think of it again.

    "I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.”

    ― Gilda Radner

    I pray for your family all the time! Three cheers for normalcy and delicious ambuguity!

    God bless the Krull's

  4. I'm so happy to hear you had a great weekend. I hope it's followed by an even BETTER week!!!

  5. I loved reading this post! Lucy has always held a special place in my heart as my little girl is the same age. It's so nice to see you guys enjoying the simple things.

  6. Could you please let me know where you get Lucy's hats? My daughter just started losing her hair due to alopecia areata. Thank you in advance.

  7. I'm so glad you had a great weekend! Cute pictures!

  8. Oh Kate, you are going to wonder if any post you write is not going to bring tears to my eyes, I just LOVE this post. Normal is the best feeling isn't it. You ALL deserve to feel normal and have struggled for it. All your pictures are so cute, love Jack helping Daddy, Lucy just enjoying the world around her. She deserves it more than she will ever know after the fight that she has fought. Ella seems like she is well beyond her age and knows what she wants in Life. She is just so cute. I am praying for many many more Normal week/weekends for you all.

  9. I am absolutely thrilled that you are getting to be a family of five who gets to enjoy regular things again. May you have many more weekends like this one. And way to go Ella on being so committed to softball. That's impressive.

  10. Letting the ball roll off the roof is one of the very best ways to improve your catching in soft or baseball. You can also buy a bounce back net that is great for fielding ground balls. Another helpful hit is to always have a ball in your hand, even when just watching TV etc. This makes the ball feel like second nature. Don`t under estimate the value of a well broken glove. It really does make a difference.

    Coaches always like players that are willing to work hard!