Finding Our Way -
learning to live life, as grieving parents of not one, but now two, of our three children.
"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
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Treasure Each Moment
...July 4, 2009 was the last 4th of July we had with both Brad and Carly. We had such a good time that year. With the exception of Brad nearly blowing off his finger while setting off bottle rockets :/ Ashleigh wasn't with us that year, she was with friends, on vacation in California. But, July 4, 2009 was the first, and sadly the last year that Carly used Sparklers. She was in awe of them. :)
So, as we go about our day today, our hearts will remain heavy. Missing both of those kids more than I could ever attempt to explain to anyone. Wishing more than anything we could do Sparklers with our sweet girl again this year and each year after. Wishing Brad was here, he'd be in his glory this year, now that Fireworks are legal in Michigan.
We will be heading to my brother and sister inlaws house (where we were in 2009) today and having fireworks there as well. It's going to be tough, I'm sure, but we will be surrounded by family, who will, I'm sure, be feeling our losses as well. And we'll be missing Ashleigh too. But, our hearts rest easy knowing she is happy with life aboard the USS Eisenhower. They are docked in Palma, Spain for the next several days. Boy, is she one excited Sailor!
Enjoy your July 4th 2012. Be safe. And always remember, Treasure Each Moment, make lots and LOTS of memories...one never knows what tomorrow may bring.