March 26, 2016

On Family

Yesterday we received some sad news.  Very sad.  I tried so hard to stay positive.  We were working to get ready for our Easter celebration and I put everyone back on task.  I was sure the preparations would be a good distraction.

 But not really.  
As I washed dishes I was the first to break down.  Within a few seconds there was a pair of arms around me.  And then another.  And before you could count to ten we were all wrapped in a massive Wachter huddle.  Arms and heads and tears intertwined until you couldn't tell whose were whose.
And our hearts were breaking.  And it hurt so much.  And still, it felt so good.
Eleven people.  Each so different.  Each so individual.  And yet our hearts so interconnected even I could not tell where one began and another ends.  And I thought, "This is family."

Photos:  Susan Schmidt Photography


  1. Carrie and my thoughts are with you and your family, Kathy.

  2. I don't know what is going on, but I will keep you in my prayers. Good luck, prayers.

  3. I'm sorry to hear this, hope everything will work out alright. You will be in my prayers. Beautiful photos and family.