Thursday, May 26, 2011

Please Don't Tell Me

Don't Tell Me
Please don't tell me you know how I feel,
Unless you have lost your child too,
Please don't tell me my broken heart will heal,
Because that is just not true,
Please don't tell me my daughters in a better place,
Though it is true, I want her here with me,
Don't tell me someday I'll hear her voice, see her face,
Beyond today I cannot see,
Don't tell me it is time to move on,
Because I cannot,
Don't tell me to face the fact she is gone,
Because denial is something I can't stop,
Don't tell me to be thankful for the time I had,
Because I wanted more,
Don't tell me when I am my old self you will be glad,
I'll never be as I was before,
What you can tell me is you will be here for me,
That you will listen when I talk of my child,
You can share with me my precious memories,
You can even cry with me for a while,
And please don't hesitate to say Andie's name,
Because it is something I long to hear everyday,
Friends and family please realize that I can never be the same,
But if you stand by me, you may like the new person I become someday.

In Memory of Andie Grace

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

We can't wait to hold you again!

".....Heaven's kindness will never depart from you, regardless of what happens......Bad days come to an end, faith always triumphs, and heavenly promises are always kept."

--Jeffrey R. Holland--

Friday, May 13, 2011

Congratulations Chelsea! 2011 ASU Grad!!!!

I always said I wanted Andie to be just like her big sister Chelsea. Chelsea is a very good girl and student. On that note she graduated today with HIGH honors from ASU. I am as well is all her family very proud of her.Today is also the dreaded Friday the 13th. Andie passed away 26 months ago today. It stinks that the boys always relate this date to Andie's death. Its another one of those bitter sweet days.
Chelsea, I know your sister knew you were there to see her. I always told her and your family I hope she was like you. I know your sister is flying around you and smiling so proud as you walk up to get that diploma.
Congratualtions and good luck to your future.

All of us

Monday, May 9, 2011

Beanie Baby Drive March 2011 "Happy Birthday Andie"

The church that me and the boys go to (CCV) had a Benaie Baby drive in honor of Andie Grace. I hope to do it again at another event. I want to keep this legacy going for her. It was so cool, I got to speak to the crowd about how and what they use the beanie babies for. We had the banner made and I made a poster board so people would understand by the pictures. It was awesome to see the people stop and look and drop off the beanie babies. It was more awesome when people would come talk to me about Andie or the beanie scenairio. Thanks to all of you who helped and supported this event.