Matt, Jonah, and I went to spend some time this weekend at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. His work has a condo there that employees can use for free, so we decided to take advantage of it for Gabe's weekend. More to come about that later in the week.
Tonight I just want to say THANK YOU for all the prayers, thoughts, and sweet comments this weekend as we remembered our sweet Gabe. I've told several people that it was so much harder this year than last. As Jonah gets older and learns, explores, and does more and more, I fully realize what I'm missing out on with Gabe. And last year I think we were just running in survival mode, and I didn't even have the opportunity to really FEEL anything. But this past week, friends, I have felt it. And it hurts. We buried our sweet boy two years ago today. Every day from April 20th until Mother's Day seems to be another sad memory.
I also just wanted to say a special thank you to Sara, who sent me these beautiful photos she took at the Hanauma Nature Preserve in O'ahu, Hawai'i.
Thank you, Sara. They are breathtaking. (And also, I'm a little jealous.)
Love you all,