Tuesday, December 29, 2009

oh the drama....

Some days are better than others.
Yesterday was sunny and warm.
I went out with a friend for a belated birthday dinner.
We shopped, we ate Mexican food and chatted for hours.
Today was chilly and cloudy.
Little girl drama abounded.
And I got a speeding ticket.
Can't wait for another one of those better days to come again soon.
Hopefully real soon.

Friday, December 4, 2009

the eye of the beholder

Last Sunday evening, we decided to deck the halls here at our house.
Tree, lights, little Christmas decorations and of course, the ornaments.
All the trimmings.
A fun time was had by all.
We had Christmas music playing, thanks to pandora, we had hot chocolate and we had a blast!
Jacklyn especially loved it!
She was so proud of herself and her tree-decorating skills!
It really was precious.
We laughed to ourselves at how she picked ONE branch on the tree on which to hang every ornament she got her cute little hands on.
A very fun memory.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

in loving memory

Danny Carver
December 2, 1973 - August 8, 2007

"It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one...It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things." ~Lemony Snicket
It has been over 2 years now since my dear old friend Danny Carver was tragically shot and killed in the streets of Vallejo, CA. Stupid, senseless tragedy. Danny was a major part of my life throughout my entire high school duration. He was like a member of our family....coming over for dinner, going on family trips with us and even taking out the trash. :) His family is still very special to me.
December 2 is his birthday. He would be turning 36. He left behind a family that loved him immensely, a girlfriend and 4 beautiful children. My mind still cannot fathom that he is really gone. My heart aches for his mother. Such pain and such a sad loss.
I am reminded that he is in heaven. He is in the presence of Jesus....what must that be like?! I was thinking to myself today that I would love to look into the eyes of Jesus....face to face. Maybe that's what Danny gets to experience now. I wonder.
I will be praying for his family and the loved ones he left behind today...more than I usually do. My heart just goes out to them. I hope that if you took the time to read this today that you, too will say a prayer.