Saturday, February 23, 2008
I went to a baby shower that my cousin, Stacey Hawley, hosted and found that she is a blogger too. Reading through her different Posts, this one caught my eye, and ripped a piece of my heart. I haven't heard of Sheye Rosemeyer until now, and the tragedy they experienced in the last year. She is a gifted writer, and relates so well her feelings that you will need a tissue. Her main talent is photography and her blog is up for best blog photography of the year, and you can vote for it on her blog.
I so needed to read this tonight, (thank you Stacey). I was feeling a little weepy today, who knows why, but I'm blaming it on hormones. You know when you go to the movies and cry over a heart felt romance story, well this fits the shoe, except it is reality for this family. It felt good to cry the sorry tears and get them out of my system. It always makes me feel better, and then, I just naturally start to count my blessings.
I am so grateful for my little family. My sweet little Bryanna, and my snuggly, little Maddox. I am so grateful I have more days to come with them. It makes me never want to complain about being overtired, and dream about solitude, escaping to a spa to get a massage. When in reality, the place I really want to be most is with my children and husband, and if they were to leave this earth, I would regret ever thinking about becoming a professional escape artist. It motivates me to be consciously grateful for everyday I have with my spunky little spirits, though they challenge me constantly. And not to mention my best friend and all the days I have ahead with him. My life is absolutely a dream, and I thank the Lord for all he has given me.
I would recommend first reading Ava's memorial, which explains what happened. Sheye writes incredible passages with pictures that tell even more. Please visit and read her blog: http://www.sheyerosemeyer.blogspot.com/