Good evening to all. I hope your summer has started on a good note. Ours has been busy. Baseball, soceer and karate are in full swing. Last weekend we had our annual garage sale. Not the best weather, but it could have been worse. It cleared up after the sale, so I drove the kids to the cemetery. To say it was painful is definitely an understatement. I beleive it was much more dificult for me than the boys. I think Chris and I talked so much about being in heaven that the boys don’t relate the cemetery with Chris’s death as much as I do. It’s the hardest place for me to be. It’s a cold, hard slap of reality. I felt like a had my heart ripped out all over again. It was probably harder for the boys to see me in pain, than visiting Chris. The rest of the week we just did our crazy schedule.
Today, we went to the 7th annual Bucky’s Memorial Bash in Rochester. Bob Buckmeier was a close friend of our family. He was an amazing man who always had a big smile for me and a big hug! He liked to tease me and my sisters. He was full of life and love (sound like someone else we know?) When I was young, our families had some really fun times together. Bob died of brain cancer in 2004. His family started the Bob Buckmeier Foundation to help support local families dealing with cancer. They helped us when we really needed it. We took some Chris’s memorial donations and “paid it forward” today. I really hope it helps some families the way it helped ours. If you would like to read more, the web site is:
http://www.sprintforacure.com. The Buckmeier family is in our prayers tonight. I’d like to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing. I hope the fundraiser went well for them.
Tomorrow’s another tough day for us. We’ve had some hard discussions about father’s day and some other days. I’m planning on taking the boys out and about to keep their(and mine) minds busy. It may be a long couple of weeks with my birthday and the 4th of July. Birthdays and holidays are the toughest for us.
I need to get Jaxson settled down, yes he’s still awake.
Have a good night!