Friday, December 17, 2010
My sweet girl is really more like 15 months at this point, but here are her one year shots from a few months ago. She wasn't really in the mood for pictures that day. We didn't get a lot of good ones, but definitely enough. Please check out her adoreable little feet! She is sweetness :)
Monday, December 6, 2010
So, now that I've said the sad stuff, I'll talk a little bit about the happy. We had lunch with the Ezell and Burton families. Although we were all emotional, we did manage to enjoy spending time together. Thanksgiving night we left for Camden to spend the weekend at the Whitfield farm. We had a great time riding four-wheelers, feeding the pigs, shooting skeet, and roasting marshmallows. Bennett was in heaven playing with Callie, Taylor, and their dolls. Sara and I spent our evenings putting together puzzles. How exciting are we?! We also headed to the Camden Walmart for some Black Friday shopping. It certainly wasn't anything like Cool Springs on Black Friday.
This year Thanksgiving felt like a paradox for me. I was so very thankful to have my husband, sweet babies, and the rest of our family and friends, but I was also painfully aware of the absence of my sister and friend. I miss her every day, but Thanksgiving last year was the last day that I got to be with her. For this reason, Houston and I have been dreading this day for as long as she's been gone. She will never ever be forgotten, but it is so unbelievable that we have been without her for a whole year. I wish I could write a fitting tribute to how much I love her and how wonderful she was. I am not a talented enough writer to even come close. Only tears can really express all the feelings I have just thinking about how much I miss her. I hope that this next year will be a healing one, and that we can learn to let go of some of our sadness and pain. Misty, we will always love you and miss you precious friend.