Small town Iowa girl living in big town Phoenix, AZ. Left my town of 5,000 for Arizona State University in 2005...and haven't looked back since! In 2010 I started dating the man of my dreams. He got down on one knee, I cried & said yes! Now we're navigating life as newlyweds with two puppies and a rabbit. I'm lucky to work in marketing for a wonderful non-profit, but the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent my employer’s positions, strategies or opinions.
I’m craving fall and all clothing associated! Wearing my boots in Denver was such a tease!
A lot has happened since 10/16/05…..9 years worth of memories including:
All of this has happened since you have passed Aunt Kathy. My world has revolved and flipped upside down and right side up so many times since you left. On the 9th anniversary of your passing, I’m not filled with as much sadness as I have been in the past. Instead I’m focusing on how much JOY this list would bring to you! Of course there are several bad things that have happened too but the good by far outweighs the bad.
And I can’t help but think you’ve had a strong hand in that! One by one, you’re making sure all your nieces and nephews fine the best companions. You’ve been behind each of the blessings in all of our lives….the amazing travels, the medical miracles, the sweet babies, the beautiful wedding dress. It’s funny because the last probably sounds the most basic, but that one pulls on my heartstrings the most as clothes and fashion were something you and I spent countless hours bonding over.
We’ve been sad to see your brothers fall ill, but I hope you are enjoying your time with them now. I’m confident you’ve met Paul’s grandma Sandy already….from what I hear she was as amazing as you were so I’m sure you two found each other and concocted the plan for Paulie and I to meet. The blue star sapphire stone of hers gave it away.
I don’t know where the next year, decade, lifetime will take us. But I find comfort knowing you are there to watch over. While you haven’t been here to share in these moments, I have felt you there all along. Please stay close by in my thoughts. And keep a close eye on my mom…your sister…as she misses you as much, if not more, and could really use an angel close by on her side. We all miss you so much…the last 9 years have been hard without you.
I love you the most!!!
Because they were the people in the theater who gasped at the end of the moving going “wtf that can’t be the end!”
Welp it is!
Loved the movie. And felt cool that I was finally one of those people going “that’s not how it was in the book” during certain scenes! And for the biggest endorsement ever…I hardly ever read and couldn’t put the book down so you should definitely pick it up! Read it first and then go see it because the book really takes you on further mind games than the movie can.