Sunday, March 22, 2009

Healing with Lavender

3-22-08 ~ This is the day one year ago that Mary passed away...

In honor of Mary I spent the day doing things for her:

  • I started out by talking to dear Laurie who gave me some news about some words that were said this horrible day one year ago. The words that pushed her over the edge and made her do what she did. She confirmed some things that I only assumed. God will handle this because I've given it to him! Besides, Mary told me I need to forgive.

  • I went on to GameStop to buy lil Brett the Pokemon Platinum, in hopes to make his day! I spoke to him and Kelsey to let them know how much they are loved and the plans I've made for them to come to NY on their mommy's B-day!

  • I went to Bed Bath & Beyond to buy some Lavender candles to burn in honor of our sweet Mary! Thank you Chad for this incredible idea. I've posted a picture of my precious Mary memorial at the top of this blog.

  • I spoke to Mom, Lisa, Kelsey & Brett - reached out to David & Kerri! Nancy, Charlotte, Courtney & Bill reached out in honor of her day!

  • I then went to Fedex Kinkos to scan some more Mary pix that I found in storage yesterday.

  • I ate some Baked Lays potato chips in honor of Mary - one of her many favorite snacks. (along with pretzels w/mustard, pumpkin seeds and diet coke)

You are so loved Mary!!! We will not forget you! How could we??!!


The Mendez Family said...

I love your lavendar Mary memorial! It's beautiful. Thank you for all that you have done in keeping Mary's memory alive. I know that you two a had a very special bond. Mary and I were beginning one and I am so sad to think what could have been....the bond we could have shared as mothers and raising our children together. I know she sees them now but I wish she were here in person.
I love these new pictures you posted of Mary. She was the best uniform and out of uniform.

I love you Jeni! Mary, David and I are so blessed to have such a wonderful and loving big sister.


Laurie Kolp said...

What a wonderful, beautiful tribute to dear, sweet Mary! I am so happy you did so many POSITIVE things on this day. Mary would have wanted that. Did you get a hold of David? I'm worried...

xoxox- Love you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love this. I can not believe it's been a year! I love reading your blog, it helps me to know Mary better.
Love you and can't wait to see you in August!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you I found one of the letters she sent me when she was in that awful place. The envelope was decorated with her drawings, like the others she had sent. If you would like it, I can send it too you.
love always.