Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gather to Uphold

It was a year ago that my sister-in-law suddenly passed away.  We did have a chance to say good-bye but it was so shocking.  Especially since it was on the precipice of my other sister-in-law being murdered 3 months prior.  Life is like a delicate feather that you hold gentle in your hand and sometimes the wind sweeps by and snatches it away and leaves you chasing after it.  My brother-in-law knew the week his wife died that he wanted to create a memorial in her honor.  A fellow Eagle Scout got his troop to design this garden as a tribute to Cathy and her dedication to teaching and coaching.
We gathered with family to visit the site and share her birthday together.

In the midst of sorrow, God still showers us with blessings.  The first great-grandbaby is on his way to bring hope and life.
Katie and Tyler are so excited about this baby.  Katie is on facebook updating us on the development of the fetus and she is half way there.  They just found out they are having a boy.  He should be here around Thanksgiving.
My sweet mother-in-law gracefully grieves the loss of her two girls.  She manages to hold her head up and keeps moving forward through her pain.  It is so hard to lose a child and she lost two last spring.  She said it's a club she doesn't want anyone to ever have to join.
My strapping nephews love to sweat around the hoop.

Lyndsey and Mollie hanging...
This is a playground toy that is quickly becoming extinct.  Uh, I can't even watch it going round and round without feeling whoozy.

Leui and his little brother Richie.

Put all these sweaty testosterone males in the man cave and guess what you get...

There is no piano at Uncle Glen's, so my guy felt a bit lost.
We miss you Cat!  We gathered together to uphold one another and remember you.

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