Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oh, how time flies.

I know, it's been two months since the last posting but don't think for one moment that Bri isn't on our minds every single day. Can you believe it's almost been a year since she earned her angel wings? Crazy. It's still so new and the pain of missing her is so very strong.

The last time I posted we were headed to the Dominican Republic on a mission trip. It was a good trip and bless Bri's little soul, she showed herself to us the very first day. When we arrived at the Mission and went out into the community, there was a boy walking around with a cup in his hand. I motioned him over to see what he was carrying and can you believe it was a cup FULL of lady bugs. Here's a picture of Jerry and the boy with his cup full of lady bugs.

The summer has been hot here in Atlanta but no different than Orlando. The change has been good for both Jerry and I.

We head down to Orlando the end of this week to attend the Hospice of the Comforter gala. We will be speaking at this event (yikes!) before several hundred guests. I've cried bucket-loads while writing the speech but am very grateful for the opportunity to speak about our sweet angel Bri and the amazing services provided by Hospice of the Comforter.

Ashley has been here in Atlanta this week and we have had a really good time. Happiness does come back after such a tragedy. I remember being told that "you will never forget, but you will get through this". I can't say we are through it. We will never be through it but we are starting to live and smile again. The tears still come unexpectedly at times but that's okay.

God Bless.


  1. One smile at a time. Missing Bri.


  2. You are so brave. Bri is such a lucky, wonderful little angel. :)


  3. I can't believe an update! I lvoe it. I so wish you could copy or print your speech for us to all read. I know it is probably quite personal but I would love to hear it. So glad Ashley is there with you. Tell Jerry HI and hugs to all of you.

  4. As the anniversary of Brianna's passing approaches my thoughts fall to you, Jerry and Ashley. I do hope that you've had many opportunities to celebrate life and Brianna's memory. May God continue to heal your hearts; wishing you well!!

    Trish S.