Title of this post was taken from the song Odyssey of the Mind by Enigma.
Boys and their toys :). We had a good weekend full of projects mixed with sweat, dirt, laughter and tears. My dad came over on Saturday with his Kabota tractor and we pulled up some trees and bushes. I'm pretty certain that what we did to the lawn was NOT part of Mike's five year plan, but it's what I needed to do. It made me sad, because I know it's not what he would have wanted. All the same it was really cool, and I had more fun than I thought I would.
Mason had so much fun working with my dad.
Mike's brother Scott also came over, and we went through stuff in the garage. He took quite a bit of stuff with him, and helped me organize things. I found things that just made me miss Mike so much. Scott let me cry and kept me from torturing myself by putting aside some of those more personal things. We found more toys than I knew we even had! A lot of it was from when they were young, so I was glad that he was able to take some of that.
It hit me again today that my kids will never have those father son/daughter moments that most other kids will have. While other kids talk about all the cool things they get to do with their dad, my kids won't have that. However, they do have amazing aunts, uncles, and grandparents to do things with, and those moments will be defining for them.