"Grieving the loss of a child is a process, it begins the day your child passes and ends the day the parent joins them."
BJKarrer

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday afternoon

...this is how we spent our Friday afternoon~


My mom, Ashleigh and I headed to the cemetery to decorate for Easter. We managed, but it wasn't easy. The wind was HORRIBLE! So in case you're wondering why you see some blur in this picture, it's all the fault, of a very windy day here in Michigan; and the fact that I used my cell phone..which actually does have a good camera on it! Oh well.. it looks better in person. All the little whirly gigs are spinning around lickity split! But we finished without any of us getting blown across the cemetery!

As I sit here and look at this picture, I do see a couple of things that I am going to have to go back and fix. Just not looking right to me. For one-the Easter garland around the headstone. I'm gonna go change that. I'm thinking I'll wrap it around one of the two shepherds hooks. I'm thinking it looks a bit tacky on that stone.

Friday afternoon, shouldn't be spent visiting your daughter at the cemetery.

12 comments:

Cathie said...

Joany -My heart breaks for you...as I was crying and trying to read I thought - no mom should have to do that...then I read you last line...I SO agree. May you take some comfort in knowing that we are all praying for your family. While I never had the honor of meeting Carly, she has left an imprint on my heart. {{HUGS}} Cathie

Ange Aguirre said...

No it shouldn't. Hugs.

Zoey's mom said...

No day should be spent doing this.Not ever Joany.Sending love and continued prayers.

Speaking of sending,I have something for you.I can't seem to find your address.If find a minute,could you FB message it to me?Thank joany.

Anonymous said...

No..it shouldn't...:(

Rochelle said...

No day should ever be spent doing this. Praying for you guys, especially on the upcoming week.
We will never forget...

Anonymous said...

We have never met, but every morning I wake up thinking of you and your family. Know that you are being sent love and hugs from all over the country. I hug my boys tighter and have more patience because of you. All my thoughts are with you.

betsy

JennyH said...

I have been thinking so much of you these last few weeks. I know this weekend is going to be hard. Know that there are SO many people out there thinking and praying for you and your family.

Rochelle said...

Just wanted to drop by and let you know that we are thinking of you all today and praying for you on this one year without Carly.

Emily said...

My heart breaks for you today. Praying for you and your family. You will make it through.

Kristin said...

Thinking of you today. Praying you will somehow make it through the day. I'm sure you don't know how you're going to do it, but you will. Celebrate Carly.

Joyce said...

Our hearts are with you Joany, Paul and family. Praying for you strength today and everyday. All day long Sarah has been asking about Carly. I told her one day they will be walking together in a beautiful flowering meadow singing Miley Cyrus as loud as they can. She told me they are singing now. She can hear Carly singing she said. And you know what, I bet she does. Hugs to you all.

Randy Green said...

I can't even begin to imagine your pain of the last year. Carly is a beautiful little girl and in each picture you can see the love she gave. And most importantly I can see the love you and your family gave her and will continue to forever. Cherish every magical moment you gave each other!
My heart breaks for your pain, but is warmed by the love you gave her, I will hug my kids tighter today and try to remember that each moment is precious.