Monday, December 27, 2010

After Christmas

Kenn's parents came over a couple days before Christmas.
It was a good visit and I'm so grateful to them for their support.
They gave me the most beautiful picture of my Kenn at the very beginning of his military career.
He was so young.

Sometimes it feels impossible to go on, but I keep going because I know that God has a plan and as long as I know that God is in control, I know that everything will be okay.

I love you all,

Friday, December 17, 2010

Well...Still Getting There

We had to wait until Sunday to get back to Salem but that worked out just fine.
Met my boys at the house and got the rest of my things from the house.

My Kenn was a member of the local Faceters Guild and had a love for rocks so we had a whole outbuilding full of rocks. Even though I supported his desire to be a rockhound, I didn't share his passion for the hobby. So that left us with a bunch of rock to deal with. Fortunately my brother in law knew somebody who was interested in all those rocks. They met us on Sunday and it took them the better part of the day to go through all the rocks but they took them all.
As it turns out, they are members of the local Faceters Guild here in Eugene and they have a rock identifying program for the schools. I'm sure Kenn would be very happy to know that his rock is going to be helping so many kids.

While my aunt stayed at the house and cleaned out the garage, myself, my boys, and my other aunt went over to the storage place and cleaned out the big one. It wasn't as hard to go through as I thought it was going to be but I'm sure that's because of all the help I had. Kenn's mom called while we were cleaning it out and she encouraged me and made plans to come up this weekend to visit.

I just can't stress enough how important it is to let your family know how much you love them and to thank them for what they do.

If your family has helped you at all during your life, this would be a great time to let them know how much you appreciate them.

I feel that I would be lost without my family and I am so grateful that God has blessed me with such wonderful family members.

Hug one of your family members for me.

I love you all,

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I am awed to be blessed with such wonderful family and great friends.
One of my friends recently sent me the link to a charity collab kit that some great designers have put together.
I have cried and shared and I feel so overwhelmed that designers would volunteer their time and talent to help me.
Thank you so much everyone.

If you want to see the great kit they've made, go to
Janet's Floral Fantasy Collab at So Sweet Scraps.

Thank you again and ay God Bless All of You.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Getting There

We've got all of the house stuff moved except for just a few things.
Saturday we're headed back to Salem to start clearing out the storage units.
Fortunately there are only 2 of them.

My kids are coming to help so hopefully we'll get the storage done in 1 trip.
When the storage is done, I'll be moved out of Salem.

Leaving the house this last time was really hard. I was sure I'd have another 20 years with Kenn and sometimes my brain has a really hard time accepting the fact that he's gone.
I'm glad for him that he doesn't have to live with anymore pain but I sure miss him.

Remember that we don't know how long we are destined to be on this earth.
So don't take anyone for granted.

Hug one of your loved ones for me and Happy Holidays.

I love you all,