I’ve focused some of my
blogs on the negative people Torry and I
had to deal with in the last few months. I don’t think it’s fair
to single attention out on them without dedicating a post on the fantastic people
who have stood by our side and held us up when we couldn’t even hold ourselves up.
I have the greatest appreciation instilled in my heart from the many generous, loving,
caring people. The outpour of love and help we received is beyond anything we could have
Everyday I am in awe of what
has been done for us. I am constantly thinking of ways to
give my big heartfelt thanks to everyone who has shared a kind word, a
sweet little care package, flowers, cards, gifts etc. Believe it or not, it was actually kind of nice
to have something positive to look forward to in the mail in our time of sorrow. They were all always
day brighteners and spirit lifters.
Everyone still sends their love and
tells me how much Brecken has impacted their lives.
A part of me just wishes, though, that he didn’t have to impact everyone
in the way it had to happen. Tragedies bring people closer together and distances others
even further apart and I’m sure there is some weird, mad, and crazy reason this had happened.
In the mean time, though, I can be extra appreciative of everyone who has stood by our side
and supported us while we made the hardest decision any parent has to make in their lives regarding
To everyone who has private messaged us,
wrote on our walls, shared our photos, shared our story, prayed for us,
sent their love, sent flowers, packages, cards, monetary gifts, donated to us,
shares images or quotes that makes you think of us and to everyone else who has touched our
lives in our greatest time of need…..we THANK YOU so so much from the bottom
of our hearts. We wish we could do something more for everyone because I feel like a “Thank you”
just isn’t even enough to cover how thankful we are. Just know that we carry your love in our hearts
every single day.
We were sent several bouquets of flowers
when Brecken came home and while we were at the Children’s Hospital.
They were BEAUTIFUL when they all bloomed. My kitchen table was taken over.
Unfortunately, I never tended to any of them while they were in my care. So they eventually wilted
and faded in color. But one day I looked at them and saw that even though they were dead, they were still beautiful
because they still held on to some of their color, naturally. I decided to turn it into a little art piece and clipped the
heads of all the flowers. I washed the several vases we had and chose one to put all of the flower heads in. I think
it’s beautiful and I love how it gives off an antique feel. It’s another way to keep everyone and our little
boy with us in our everyday lives. Everyday I look at this vase I think of you all and then I think of Brecken
and that makes me happy.
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