Apostrophy Designs: Memorial Day 2011

Memorial Day 2011

This year we made our annual bike ride up to the Logan Cemetery to deliver our flowers (Ok, the pregnant lady drove).

Only this year was a completely different experience.

I had a lady ask me a few weeks ago "how my life has changed since my Mom passed away" (exact phrasing...) and I was pretty bitter at the time that she nor no one comprehended how things have changed.

I hate changed, have I ever mentioned that?

My Mom was not only my Mom she was my best friend. I used to go up there almost everyday, I know it sounds extreme and out of the ordinary, but it's what we ALL did, I'm pretty sure we'd ALL do it AGAIN.

My life has changed immensely, but I'm not bitter.

And though I wish for a happier change, I believe in something bigger than myself. I'm thankful for that knowledge and can't imagine going through life thinking any different.

These guys are pretty amazing too...

My parents had seven children (one of them was having fun at Disneyland...) and I wish I could tell you how amazing each of them are!

In my mom's life history, which she wrote when she had just gotten married, she had mentioned several times that she wanted a big family to celebrate Holidays and go on family trips.

My Mom had a special way of making us feel like we were special, which can be trying with 7 children. But we did them all, celebrate, family trips, big christmas' and it's because of her that we are all great individuals with cute little families of our own. 

What a sweet legacy she left! 

What a neat lady she was, I love and miss her very much.

{P.S. My Dad is pretty great too, more on him soon...}


Ash said...

Tor, I just love you. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I hate change, too... and I've been thinking about you a lot. I think change is hard, especially this change. I miss your mom, too, and I know how important she was in your life (and still is!). I think about losing my mom and I fall apart, so for that, I really admire how brave you are. I remember when my grandpa died and how hard that was... I tried to be tough until I fell apart one day. And I think there's not a day I don't think about him and how much I miss him. But the best part is: we get to see them again... I love that.

Katie said...

I love you. You are brave and strong. I can't imagine what you are feeling. I am glad you have such an amazing family to go through it with. Hugs!

Adrienne Hansen said...

Tor, I just love that picture of all of you together (minus the ninja...since when did he decide he could go to DL without the rest of the griswalds?!?). Everytime I see it I get tears in my eyes. Tears because I know how much each of you are still hurting and missing her. But also tears because it's amazing to me how much you all mean to each other. Families can be together forever! How great is that?! I love you!

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