Monday, August 10, 2009


Brenna's due date came and went without much notice. My period arrived, just as predicted.

I thought about the day a few times, but it was not nearly as awful as it was last year. It's amazing how time really does heal the heart. I did find myself thinking that we should have been celebrating her first birthday. I also skipped the first part of our family reunion- the part where we read last years minutes- because I knew they would be reading her name, and I didn't want to be there for the awkward silence that was sure to follow. I didn't shed one tear. I didn't really feel horribly sad. More, I felt like I was missing out on something. Missing out on her birthday, missing out on having a one-year-old running around. I let myself think for a second what camping with a one-year-old would have been like. I also thought about all the things we had done that weekend that we couldn't have done with a toddler in tow. But those are things that I think about during everyday life, it had nothing to do with the day.

After such a depressing post, here are a few vacation pictures to cheer you up!

Mackinaw Bridge, connects the Upper Penninsula and Lower Penninsula of Michigan.

My grandson and my husband's cousin.

Please excuse the wife-beater and long hair.

(The teen years are going to kill me!)

My Daisy dog has been to 10 famiy reunions!

This was Rosie's* first reunion (of many!) .

Grilling lakeside.

Just for fun!

*Did I mention that we changed Dolly's name to Rosie? Brendan came home from camp, and decided that she was a Rosie, so we changed it.


CLC said...

Thinking of your little Brenna!

JenJen said...

Its hard to not think about what our lives could be like right now~

It looks like you guys had a great time at your family reunion. Rosie is a cutie!

Lindsay said...

I'm glad you had a good weekend. Thinking of your sweet girl as well.
Love Lindsay

Aunt Becky said...

Thinking of your whole family.