July is a month of conflicts. Mark & I were married July 5th, and celebrated our 27th anniversary this yr. Chad, our first born son was killed in action Iraq July 7, 2003, our youngest daughter was married in July, our son-in-law celebrates a birthday as does one of our young granddaughters. Chad's best friend James, brought into the family and became one of our own birthday July 10 & kia July 19, 2011. What began as a month of celebration became a month of loss & devastation. We had to figure out how to make our way through the desolation and reclaim the celebratory aspect. It was not an easy road nor a short journey. We didn't get over the losses but learned how to go around and pick up the thread and go on. Life is different, we are all changed. Yet we have persevered and found our way. We now on the anniversaries of loss, remember them, honor them and celebrate the blessing of them in our lives no matter how short the time. They are always missed, we still cry, but we also laugh and reminisce. And Mark & I can now once again look forward to celebrating us.
This is one of many pictures taken at a photo shoot on my 53rd birthday in June. My daughter entered something on fb and won this mini photo shoot for me. Was not too thrilled at the time as I am not, at least in my opinion, photogenic but went along with it anyway. Surprisingly, I didn't look too bad and the pictures came out great.
I haven't been over here in awhile, my last post which was in July, was a memorial tribute. It took some time to write as I was personally and emotionally vested and when I went to review it I found it was lost in blogland. I was disappointed and pissed with no enthusiasm to try again. That is why there hasn't been any activity here for awhile.
But I miss writing and posting so here I am. I don't know exactly what direction I will go in now. I don't think that matters since I am not worried about how many followers I can lure. That is all I have for now so hope you have the best day!