There is nothing more beautiful than a sleeping baby.
Especially this sleeping baby! This
little ray of sunshine helped many of us get through some tough times over the
last little while. The last couple of months have been rough for our family. But
then we turn around and there is Daphne smiling her beautiful little smile and
it lessens the hurt in your heart just a bit.
We lost Mike very suddenly and that was a huge shock. I
could not believe it. He was taken much too young. The support of the Community
Living community was overwhelming. Their display at his funeral was beautiful
and their support for Jeanne and Nancy was wonderful. It’s in times like these
that we see how much someone has touched our lives as well as others. I am so
happy that he got the opportunity to walk Nancy down the aisle at her wedding. He
looked so handsome.
Last week we lost Uncle John Bannister. I was so not ready
to receive that phone call. He always had a smile on his face and was always
laughing. I loved the way whenever he saw me he would get a big smile and say
hello. I got a great big hug from him at Christmas and then again at Mike’s
funeral. I was overwhelmed at the number of people who came out to support Aunt
Gloria, Lori, Charlene and Steve and their families. I think it was estimated
between 800-1000 people paid their respects. His service was very nice in spite
of the dreadful weather on the day of the service. Some people were unable to
make the service and they were missed. I have great respect for Lori, Charlene,
Steve and Abby for getting up and sharing stories about Uncle John. I don’t know
how they did it. And I certainly don’t know how Courtney was able to sing the
beautiful hymn she sang for him. As always she did a wonderful job and I’m sure
he was looking down from above and was enjoying every single note.
My heart is still heavy and I am still sad and I think I
will be for quite some time. I’m not ready to be at the stage in my life where this
is starting to happen.
But when I get feeling down, I take a look at this precious
little girl and it makes me smile.
Hug the ones ya love,
Chow for now,