It is official that I hit the wall today. I felt like I had cement feet and that I could not get up and going, like the ground was pulling me toward it. I just didn't feel myself today. I put on my workout clothes and could never bring myself to do any thing. I am trying not to be too hard on myself, but I do not like feeling like this at all.
Luckily we have had so many people bustling around us helping us get things done. It has been so helpful. We would never be able to finish everything. I am really grateful that we will have a week to get everything ready. I feel like I am in such a fog that half of the day I am walking around in circles.
A neighbor told me today that she would take on the project of a registration book, thank goodness. I know for a fact that hers will look a million times better than anything that I could come up with. So grateful for that.
We made it to the cemetery today to pick out our "property" (As the mortician calls it!) We took all of the kids so that they could help us pick where we would bury our sweet babies. (have I mentioned that we are moving Trevin from Provo to Lehi cemetery?) One of the workers came down with us to help us find where there are any empty spaces. We looked at a few spots and then we found "The One"! It is just off the road so that we don't have to walk too far in and it is close to a few trees that will continue to get bigger and offer shade on hot summer days.
My good friend and I then went down to the print store to ask some questions about a program for the funeral. We are getting close to figuring that out. Then we went to Old Navy to see if we could find another Brobi doll, so we can put one in the casket with Tater bug and then we all can have our own to keep. We were able to find 3 more! Now we just need 3 more.
Luckily someone made us dinner tonight because it was definitely a fend for yourself night. On the flip side, unfortunately she brought dessert and so did my other friend. What is a girl to do? I may need to put a lock on them. Both delicious! This might explain why I gained 25 lbs when Trevin was sick! Luckily my body was already 25 lbs overweight when Tatum got sick, so my body didn't feel the need to pack it on!
When I was walking home from Young Women's tonight I ran into the lady who lives across the way from us that has cancerous brain tumors. After talking to her briefly, I feel like life is OK. Life is way too short to be down in the dumps for too long. This little girl sacrificed a lot to be here and stay with us and then have to leave. She endured a very hard life in just a year. Look at the light that is in her eyes. That is Tatum personified. The other day I was listening to music with Tatum and there was a song from Hilary Weeks that came on that I hadn't heard before. Your assignment is to go and listen to it. It is beautiful. The chorus says" I will sing, I will Stand, I will live my life for Him. I pray that I will have the strength and the fortitude to live my life for Him so that I can prove worthy to live with our sweet Tatum again.