Goodbye Grandma…Rest in Peace

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Back to school!

Wow! My big Kindergartener and 3rd Grader!

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6 years

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6 years ago. …it still hurts so much. I still have flash backs and panic attacks of your heart attack…giving you CPR…trying to breathe for you….

Tonight the pain is so deep…the memories so clear. I hurt, my heart aches and I’m so pissed off at you for dying.

Your baby starts kindergarten on Wednesday. ..you’re not here to accompany her on this next big step.

You’ve not only missing so much but we miss you so much. I struggle to help the girls understand.  Just yesterday they asked if we could call you on the phone. It’s so hard. …why’d you leave us….we miss you so much!

Tonight your memory rips my heart in two. I cry quietly.. .alone in my bed…trying to remember what it felt like to have your arms around me.

Quietly I weep for tomorrow I again must be strong. But tonight. ..for a moment I let these tears cleanse my hurt….

6 years….6 years….

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Happy Birthday, Cecelia!

Well they were in order and now they’re jumbled but here are pictures from Cecelia’s 8th Birthday Party….Enjoy!

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In case you missed it…..

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Our 2015 container garden

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Be aware! Stop! Seek! Stay!

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Please take a moment to watch this video. As many parents of autistic children will tell you WANDERING is one of our biggest fears!

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