Five years

I can't believe that it's been 5 years!! In one way it seems that it's been so long since I have seen your precious face, yet sometimes it seems as if it were just yesterday. Yesterday was a sad day, moreso than all the sad days, yet my heart was filled with joy knowing that you made such a difference in so many lives. We had an ice cream party at Shiloh, one at Chincoteague last night and people all over the country texted me even today to share their memories of you over ice cream with their loved ones! I miss you desperately but I'm so thankful that God shared you with us for 7 3/4 years. I still don't understand why you had to leave us and when we walked into our vacation home I could see you slamming the door. Remember when you slammed it off the hinges? And another favorite memory is the day that you were able to swim here.  We would always wait until your nap to swim so that you wouldn't be upset.  But one day that we stopped to get your blood checked in Norfolk and Dr. Owen called after we were here.  I remember giving you the thumbs up and you already had your life jacket on and you flung the door open and shouted to the whole island, "LIFE IS GOOD!!  LIFE IS GOOD!! OH YEAH, LIFE IS GOOD!".   You took off and jumped straight into the pool.  I have spent the last two days remembering the good times, but some of the bad times sneak in too.  At your ice cream party yesterday, we were talking about the Halloween that we all dressed up as the Wizard of Oz.  Of course, I was the wicked witch, cause that's what I am, right?  You were the lion.  It's ironic, cause the lion is a sign of courage.  At that time, I had no idea what kind of courage you were going to need.  You were such a great sport through it all!!  

I know that you and Sarah Louise welcomed Susan with open arms.  I pray for peace for her entire family and all of her friends and loved ones.


Love and miss you more than all the grains of sand on Assateague.

Love,
Mama


Chincoteague 2007

Chincoteague 2007

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