Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Remembering my uncle

My uncle passed away in April of this year and it is hard to believe it has already been 5 months since the funeral and my trip to Kansas. His birthday is tomorrow and I can't help but reflect on him, his life, and the gift his presence is to me even now. I have no idea how to feel about his birthday, but given I never really celebrated it much during his life I now feel the need to celebrate it following his death. I have a great deal of difficulty keeping up with birthdays as well as just about everything else that is involved in household upkeeping. I think perhaps, as the woman in the relationship, it is often left to me to send cards and remember these special days, but it is funny that (as good as my memory is) I'm awful at actually following through on card sending and gift giving. I guess I'm more of a face to face kind of person. I wish I had been more consistent with cards for extended family members and I'm hoping to improve on this once our mailbox is down a driveway instead of across the apartment complex. Anyway...I'm sure my Uncle knows that even though I didn't send him birthday cards that I loved him and still do. Soo if you read this know that just b/c I didn't send a card doesn't mean I didn't think of you and pray for you.

A toast to my uncle, to his joy in life and his love for others! Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Happy New Year!

I cannot belive it is already 2008! My family went through a lot between then end of 2006 to the end of 2007.

Here's a run down...

Dec. 06 my paternal Grandma passed away Christmas Eve Day
New years 07 my maternal Grandma had a stroke and went to the ER
Jan. 07 we moved and struggled to make ends meet
March 07 E started to show signs of dehydration/poor health
March 07 Pregnant with baby #2
May 07 Finally sold our 1st home
Summer 07 childhood dog was put to sleep
August 07 E started Physical Therapy and I was put on bedrest for preterm contractions
September 07 E finally walked! Hubby started a second job at Target.
October 07 In and out of the hospital with false water breaking/contractions
Dec. 07 A born and my Uncle diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer
Jan. 08 Hubby is quitting his job at Target!

I guess after reading over all of this I am surprised that we survived it. BUT I know it is only by the grace of God that we did. All Praise and Glory to Him from whom all blessings flow!

A is one month old! Time has flown by!

Here are some pics...