Friday, July 27, 2012

In Memory


Summer has gotten the best of me and my boys.  
Aside from being out of town most of it, July has been a emotional month too. 
 A year ago this month Eric passed away. 
To celebrate Eric and his life the boys and I stopped off in the Grand Canyon for a little dedication in the form of balloons and signs to send off to daddy in heaven.  To say the boys were excited about daddy receiving these would be an understatement.  We had long talks about how daddy would get them and how happy he would be as a result.  The signs spelled out We Love You Daddy.  

Although the day was hard, we made it through.  I have found with my grief, somedays I just don't know how I can make it through, but I do.  
I saw a quote recently and I think it's so true, at least for me. 

"The soul is healed by being with children" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Without our sons, I do not know how I could have gotten through this year.  They made me get out of bed when it was the last thing I thought I could manage; they wouldn't stand for me not to cook for them, play with them, be present for them.  So to them, thank you, you saved me my little angels. 

I'll be posting loads of family pictures of our summer in the weeks to come.  I will leave you with two images of the Grand Canyon, one of the seven wonders of the world.  
These photos will not due the true beauty of the canyon justice but I hope they will intice you to visit it and be awed by it's sheer awesomeness. 


  1. Great to finally see pictures of what we heard was happening with the balloons! You all look so happy - I can just imagine all eyes riveted on those balloons until they disappeared....... Can't wait to see more pictures!

  2. What a beautiful and memorable way to celebrate his life. You truly are an inspiration. I could not imagine...


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