Life can hand you extreme HIGHs times when you are filled with excitement, joy and happiness... With the highs come the LOWs, those points were your heart is heavy and you ask yourself "Why did this happen?" I have been on this Roller Coaster and couldn't find the time to stop and Blog..
August 2nd marked our 9th Wedding Anniversary. I LOVE being married and have tried over the years to make the day special. this year I decided to take Thursday and Friday off to be with the family. We had plans to go to a Baseball game with my work that night and my Mom would watch the boys the next night so we could have a date...
Then I looked on Facebook....a quick glance at my 2nd cousins status and I knew... My amazing Aunt Jean was now with the lord... I hoped that it wasn't true, but my cousin confirmed. That night my sister and I cried and spent time with my Mom, I cant imagine the pain of losing a sister. I wanted to help in some way....but there seemed to be nothing I could do.. My cousins were amazing when my Dad passed away.. I offered to create the slideshow for the memorial which will take place this week.
My Mom was sad but still offered to take the boys for the night the next day.. I was heavy hearted and somber at dinner, but put on a happy face as best I could. Nice Seafood Dinner followed by a Movie and dessert at home.. Perfect Anniversary..
The next day since I was on vacation we decided to go for our annual photos where we got married, Point Defiance Rose Garden. I love this tradition and look forward to it every year. The boys were GREAT and put on cheesy smiles for me. Here are just a couple of my favorites..
Toward the end of the race we passed the Old Spaghetti Factory, which is one of the last memories I have of seeing my Aunt alive, I was moved to tears because I knew she was with me. Later that night I would go to the viewing and cry with my family over her peaceful body.
I loved the time spent talking with my friend, the last time I saw her was at her wedding, her 1st anniversary is today.. She reflected on how the race was a lot like relationships.. Thing may not always go how you plan but if you keep moving together you will reach the Finish and we did..
Half Marathon #12- 3:12:45
I got home and showered to go to the viewing and noticed that Zoë had changed her profile picture on Facebook to be a picture with her Dad...and so had her husband... It was either his Birthday or something bad had happened... My dear friend who lost her mom to a brain aneurism when she was a teenager had now lost her Father. I started to cry immediately, having lost my Dad I knew the shock and pain she was in. I wanted so badly to be there to hug her, to do anything....but what could I do?? She went with her sisters to Montana to get her Dad, Zoe posted about this on her Facebook page, please reach out with your condolences.. Kind words help, I cherished the Bloggy world when my Dad passed.
That is all I have for now.. I am continuing to run with Muscle Man and the Little Studs and will check in when I can.. you can always find me on Facebook and Dailymile :)