Tuesday, December 15, 2009

100 Days

It seems like an eternity since Bri has been gone. Long days and longer nights. We did put up a Christmas tree although it is sparsely decorated. Just this past weekend Jerry put the lighted cross out by the front door. We thought we would string up the lights on the house but haven't had it in us yet. Maybe we will, maybe we won't.

We got through Thanksgiving. Jerry had a business trip to Denver and thought it would be good for me to go with, so I did. We stayed out there for a week. What a beautiful part of the country. Went snow skiing at Copper Mountain and Monarch Mountain, even made a snow angel in memory of Bri. Jerry got it on camera but I haven't uploaded it yet. It is really sweet.

I spent a week at my mother's house doing holiday stuff with my mother and sisters. It was so hard. Just bittersweet. Initially we were going to go visit for Christmas but decided we would rather stay here in Orlando.

On December 4th we attended a breakfast for Hospice of the Comforter (in Altamonte Springs). Bri's story was one of 4 featured on their video. What a beautiful tribute to both Bri and the services provided by Hospice. I've tried uploading it too but....brain cells can't figure it out.

I've had a trying afternoon. Have been making calls regarding unpaid medical bills. Wondered why we were getting them (after having no problem reaching our deductible this year) and found out that somehow they were requesting payment from an insurance company from five years ago. Apparently insurance info stays out there in cyberspace and was picked up by some of these companies. What makes it so trying is I have to call, wait, explain and then most times they will ask if the person is still insured. That's when I drop the bomb. Most times they can't get off of the phone fast enough.

We sure do miss our sweet little baby Bri but feel comforted in knowing that she is in heaven singing with the angels.

What the heck, here's some pictures from 2008, as I have said many times before, isn't she the cutest thing ever?

Merry Christmas


  1. I have left a comment earlier and for some reason it is gone. But I agree she is the cutest thing ever and forever. I know the Angel with Bri leading the way are singing "Hark the herald Angel's sing so sweet and so loud! You are in my thought almost daily. When I paid a visit to our local hospice, I kept my mind on you and Bri and said I can do this! Thank you, you are my inspiration.

  2. most definitely, cutest ever! thank you for keeping us all in the loop. think about you, praying for you guys all the time. remain steadfast in the hope of eternal life.

  3. Hey there Brenda ~ Just want you to know that reading your blog has been inspirational, as well as therapeutic. I really glad that I had the honor of meeting you... I think you're awesome. Keep your chin up kid. The holidays suck for a lot of people.

  4. Such a beautiful girl! Very precious memories.

    Praying for your family, especially during the Christmas holidays. Knowing your sweet Bri is celebrating in heaven and having the time of her forever life! Hope you feel our prayers and may you be comforted with the peace that only God can give.

  5. She is the cutest thing ever; she is beautiful. I know holidays are so hard. Praying for you tonight.