Sorry for the lack of new posts, this past week has been super busy and filled to the brim with ups and downs. I got to spend the day with my best friend who’s back in town for the summer. We were out and about all day which is always hard on my body, but it was completely worth it. The day after that mom and I had to go clothes shopping to try and find something to wear to my cousin’s wedding this past weekend. About 10 minutes into shopping my back is always screaming at me to go sit down or lay down. That aside I’ve never been a fan of shopping, unless it’s an art store and we don’t have any of those nearby.
My brother and his girlfriend came over from Alberta to stay with us for a few days so they could spend some time in town before the wedding. Then on Saturday we drove the two and a half hours to Horsefly to the wedding. It was a pretty tough and long day, especially with the 2 hours of sleep I got the night before. But, it was wonderful to see so much family and I’m so happy for my cousin. The ceremony was perfect and the location was breathtaking. I got some pretty good pictures with my new zoom lens too. I was practicing with it first on my brother’s ridiculously photogenic girlfriend.
We stayed overnight at a hotel in Horsefly to shorten up the day a bit and drove back home in the morning. My brother went back home Tuesday and now everything’s generally back to normal and I’ve been getting some much needed sleep and down time. It’s so odd when I think of how I could do all of those things endlessly before without being even a fraction of how sore and exhausted I was by the end of the week. Even now it takes some getting used to.
My cousin, being the amazing person she is, also made an amazing gesture; instead of doing party favors for the wedding they decided to make a donation to an organization that means a lot to me. With that I chose the ILC foundation because of how hard they work and how supportive they’ve been, and lastly, how important organizations like that are for young people in pain. I’m so indescribably grateful to them for not only choosing to make a donation but for involving me in the decision as well.