This music blogging event was first introduced by our friends and I'd like to give them a heartfelt "thank you":
Dear FAE has decided to depart the Battleground and I'm sad about that; send her good vibes, prayers or best wishes - just remember that she was and is our dear friend and we love her.
Our battles take place twice a month: on the 1st and 15th. The results come six days later: on the 7th and 21st. That's when I return, total all of the votes, including mine (if necessary), and announce the winner.
Tomorrow, Gonzo goes back to surgery. Summer begins, kids rush to the pool and activities and I am trying not to dwell on the fact that his summer will begin with pain and discomfort, followed by a lengthy recovery. It's a Mom thing to kick empathy in high gear. After the first two surgeries, Gonzo was a trooper and followed orders, but he his leg was not completely repaired. These things take time, I'm told. It's a step by step process.
This return to immobility and dependence feels like a step backwards, though I know it is necessary. I'm shaking off anything short of thankfulness. My son came out of a bad accident alive; we are thankful for doctors who can perform amazing surgeries, for friends, and close family bonds that allow us to weather storms. Most of all, I'm thankful for God and his mercies. I'm thankful that we can come as we are and find healing for all kinds of broken.
"Come As You Are"
CONTENDER #1: DAVID CROWDER
CONTENDER #2: SARAH REEVES
I'm an equal opportunity comment-monger! Vote and let me know which one you prefer. But if you love the Battle of the Bands, and you KNOW you do, there's more where that came from:
See you back here on the 21st!