Sammie will be gone 2 years this Sunday Oct 9th- I am still touched by people that come to her site and let us know she is in your thoughts as well as myself, Steve, Taylor, and Ryan. To say the last year has been easy would be a lie- but we are living our life and thinking of Sammie every minute of the day. We mention her name often and I have even had some moments when I was sure she was right behind me or I wake up and think I see someone in the bedroom.. I take it as a sign from her
.January 2011 I found a job that I love surrounded by people that are very caring and good for my soul. Steve is working hard and still very involved in sports with Ryan. Taylor is a senior in high school and planning her life and is having a lot of fun. Ryan is in 6th grade and keeps busy with football and baseball. Steve and I continue to try to keep in mind we still have 2 children here on earth and staying focused on them is what we need to do. It is not easy because it feels so empty without our "whole" family- so we are rebuilding and reshaping our family to the best of our abilities. She will forever be our little girl.
Aunt Alaina has been keeping up the bunny drive in Sammie's name and we are very thankful for all of her efforts and for all of Team Sammie still working in her memory.
I want to honor her memory on Sunday and so I am asking that if you feel it in your heart, do something nice for someone and think of Sammie or even tell the person that you treated kindly that you did it in memory of her... She had a really big heart and I think this would make her happy up there in heaven...
Thanks for reading our update and God bless all the kids battling cancer and all the families that have to live without their children.
Chris and Steve