Friday, October 30, 2009
I didn't count how many cards they were able to complete, but there were lots! This is such a HUGE help since last time bagging we ran out of cards completely, so we have animals waiting to be bagged with cards. This will help give us a good head start on those. Thanks to all the participated and to Mrs Halley for organizing everything!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Aunt Mae with Abrielle at 6 months. I have later ones of them together, but these are the ones that stick in my mind when I think of Aunt Mae. She is just so happy.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Warren and Mike building the picket fence.
Elly testing out the swingset.
Robert, Tim, and Marc putting up the sun.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Wendy, Peggy, Shannon, and I then sold raffle tickets before the game in the tailgate area. We sold over $200 worth of tickets. If you haven't gotten yours yet, there is still time. The drawing will be on November 7th at the last home game.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The picture is from October 2006 when we were carving pumpkins. I love this one of her and JackJack. The heart I masked and sprayed with a glimmer mist to try to give it a bleeding heart effect. My letter to Abby is in the envelope sticking out from behind her picture. Here is what it says~
To My Princess
Can you see how much Mommy loves you and misses you every day as you look down from Heaven? I sure hope you can because there is no way for me to put it into words for you to understand other than to say that I have a great big owie that no Band-Aid can fix. Mommy’s doing the best she can right now and I am not letting anyone forget you. I hope you can see the smiles on other kids’ faces because of you.
I know I tell you all the time, but I have to tell you again that I am sorry that you had to go to Heaven instead of me. I tried my best to keep us all here. I’m sorry.
How I wish I could have held you one last time that day and rocked you in my arms. How I wish for one more hug and one more kiss. How I wish for one more giggle and one more “I love you Mommy”. I know that Mommy tells you every day, but I love you so much. There will always be that spot in my heart just for you.
Until I get to see you again, I will keep telling you every day ~ LOVE YOU!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thanks Melanie and Willow Springs!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Here's Elly with her Timmy~
Monday, October 19, 2009
We have not been given a line up time yet, but I will let everyone know as soon as we do.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
that God was going to all your name,
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you,
the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories,
your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
At supper the other night, Elly was playing with her supper instead of eating it, and started making little circles in two different spots. As she was making one she had a little sing-song in her voice and was saying "Molly". The second spot of circles, she did the same thing, only saying "Abby". This just totally caught us off guard. We are not sure how she put the two together because we have never said that Molly was in Heaven with Abby or anything of the sort. (We asked each other to confirm) When Molly died, we simply told Elly that she went bye-bye and was all gone ~ terms she could understand. Plus, she doesn't talk about Abby unless she sees her picture and then she will tell you who she is, but that's it. Somehow though, the two were in the same thought process for her that night and brought tears.
~Also, we're having some computer issues, so bear with me until we get them figured out. ~
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
It would be wonderful if this show helps expel some of the common myths about donation and helps bring more people to understand that lives can be saved. So, if you get a chance, try and catch an episode on Sunday night.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tickets are also available at JASS Salon in Maryville. Plus, someone will be set up in the tailgate area before each home game with the quilt and tickets.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
When I first arrived and after passing through security checks, I was given a body alarm. I must admit that this made me a bit nervous. (I had a wonderful escort and bodyguard with me the entire time though. Thanks Tate:) Now let me qualify the next statements by saying that the only time I have actually been in a prison was last December for the parole hearing. So, I was surprised to see inmates walking the hallways as we entered the building. I truly did not feel like I was in a "prison", but was very apprehensive still. We went upstairs to the classroom when I gave my presentation to about 20 offenders, all in on drug and/or alcohol convictions. After I was done speaking, I took questions and comments. There were some good questions and I tried to stay off my soap box in answering them. The instructor said he could tell I made an impact on them. There was just silence in the room. One young man said that that could have been him a few years ago because of the life he was leading. I said that I hoped he has changed and would not fall back into that path. They also had questions on forgiving the offender. I told them that I think that each one of them needs to take responsibility for their actions that got them there and try to make ammends with the victims or their family, if they truly mean it. This was definatly a different experience than speaking at the docudrama, but it is another way to change lives for the better.