Sunday in Jemez Springs
I have been super exhausted lately, and my skin seems to be allergic to Albuquerque (we just moved here three months ago), so yesterday I went to a walk- in clinic. The doctor gave me some steroids for a rash and suggested I get tested for anemia, but said that it can take people up to three years to adjust to the dryness here and it can cause all types of side affects in the mean time-- especially if they've lived in nothing but humidity 36 years of their lives...
I really like it here you guys. I guess I will just have to tough it out.
When I got home, I packed the kids up for a little road trip to one of their favorite spots we found since moving to New Mexico. We drove about 1 1/2 hours to Jemez Springs, where there is lots of culture, colorful red rock, mountains, peaceful streams, hot springs, and waterfalls. There is so much of Jemez Springs that we have left to explore and I can not wait to spend more time there.
Here are some of our photos from yesterday (I am working on a video, but my phone camera and computer don't seem to want to synch, so that might have to wait):
On the way home we saw the most incredible double rainbow. I stopped to take a few pictures and I tried to get Alex to take some while we were going down the road, but nothing could the wonder of it all. It looks so close and the colors were so bright and vivid. We could see each color of the spectrum, and it felt like it was a movie.
Rainbows are a sign of a transformation of life. Double rainbows are supposed to be a sign of material and spiritual transformation. A sign of promise. A sign of hope. A sign I'm sure many of us need.
Tomorrow is the day I have been dreading for a long time. This September 10th marks 4 years since the last time we held my youngest son Elijah in our arms. In this 4 years it seems that time has stood still and flown by at the same time. It's never really gotten easier, we have just learned to adapt. I still have days of tears and rage. I still miss him with every single breath. I will always dread September 10th.
I am not sure what we will do tomorrow... whatever happens, please remember to remember Elijah. Thank you.
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