Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Remembering Jared

Today is Jared's 30th birthday. It hurts that he is not here. We still miss him so much. Micah still asks about him and tells us not to be sad because we will see him again. We know that, but wish he was here to celebrate with us. I'm sure that Jared and Popi are celebrating in heaven right now. :)
We love you, Jared! We miss you and we look forward to seeing you again someday.
Until then..... Happy Birthday.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Daddy's Little Girl

Abby is a daddy's girl.
Last night, she wasn't feeling very well, so I brought her in our bedroom and put her in bed with us. When she saw that daddy was in the bed, she wanted him to hold her. Heath took her in his arms and snuggled her up all nice and warm. I turned off the lights and breathed a sigh of relief, thinking that maybe she would finally go to sleep, when out of the darkness, we hear this... "Da-ddy? Where are ooo?"

Here are a few images of their special relationship.
Abby probably gives Heath a hundred kisses a day.

Her preferred way to sleep.

Just watching some "toons" together.

Daddy's adoration.

Trick-or-Treating together last Halloween.

Proud of his little girl.

It's easy to see why Abby loves her daddy so much.
Daddy has always had a special touch that could put Abby right to sleep.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My Dad

Today, we found out that my dad is now cancer free. We couldn't be happier, more relieved, or feel more blessed. My dad is an amazing, loving, giving person and we are so glad that we are going to have many, many, many......more years with him. We love you, dad!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Feeling a Bit Out of Touch

Since March, our lives have been utter chaos. Between having my parents here while my dad was undergoing cancer treatments (finished treatments last week- awaiting results to see if he is cancer free), Heath's lay-off, and the deaths of Grandma Garner, Jared, and "Popi", it seems that normal life went on without us. And while I know that just because our lives stopped, everyone else's did not. This morning, I think I realized for the first time that friends and family went on. They planned things without us and did things without us, and while I do not begrudge that for a second, it is surprisingly hard to deal with. I feel out of touch with everyone and everything, a bit lonely, a bit sad, and also a bit grateful that we have come through it all still a family. Thank heavens for the gospel and the eternal perspective of it all. I know that through it all, our Heavenly Father has not forgotten us, he has carried us.