Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I love you ever so much. I know you cannot hold onto me forever, but I wish you could! I am growing old. And I am starting to be a young lady. But you want to know a secret? There is one thing I will never grow out of, being my mother's little girl!
Erin was 5 in this picture. My tiny 4lb 10oz preemie baby girl is turning 8 this year! When she was born early I wished she would hurry and grow, but now I wish time would slow down just a little!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Friends that allow themselves to:
-ask for advice
-say "I'm having a bad day"
-say "I'm having a bad week"
-tell the truth even when (especially when!!) it's not pretty
-wish for 2 minutes of quiet alone time and not feel guilty about wishing for it! (or hiding in a dark bathroom to actually get it!)
-confide fears and worries
-talk about struggles and hard times
-share true feelings
I feel safe with my true friends. I love feeling like I'm not the only one who isn't perfect and cheerful all the time! Doesn't everyone need friends like this?!? I am so lucky.
Thanks girls, sure love you!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
That was the opening hymn at Grammie's funeral service today. It was the perfect choice for the occasion. This is going to sound really strange, but her's was the best funeral I've ever been to. I really enjoyed it. Did I cry? Of course, but mostly I found myself smiling as I listened to the speakers share their thoughts and memories of Grammie. She was truly an amazing woman as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
My little family
My BIG family!
How awesome is this picture of the 13 of us?? I love that we were all able to be together.
See what you did Grammie? You raised your only daughter right.
I seriously have the best family.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
-taken at my parents wedding reception in September of 1967