Sunday, September 20, 2009

Neice Kelsey & Me

I was about to go to bed, but realized that I had someone very special to blog about. My dear neice Kelsey ~ Mary's lil legacy!

I had such a wonderful conversation with her last night, we spoke for 1 hour & 42 minutes.... We spent half that time on the internet together, cruising through websites like Abercrombie Fitch, Coach, Ed Hardy, Victoria Secrets and Dillards. We were talking about what we liked & didn't like. Laughing at stuff that was "ridiculous".... Fun! Then she said out of the blue, "this is like your my best friend". My heart swelled up with love and felt a warmth of happiness. Just like her mommy. She really is becoming my best lil friend.

Then, tonight as I was headed to Chili's to pick up my "to go order", I was thinking about Kelsey and making mental notes of potential plans for next summer. As if she felt my thoughts, she called me up to say Hi (& tell me the word of the day - she's been working on her vocabulary alot & shares new words with me). She was doing her homework & said she was just thinking about me so she decided to call. She brought a huge smile to my face, the kind that warms you to the bones. I told her my thoughts of next summers trip to NY. She loved the idea of taking a trip to Florida ~ Uncle Chad, Brett, Kelsey & I! I didn't tell her where in Florida, but as if it was meant to be, she said, "I really hope we can go to Clearwater Beach because the last time she went to Florida with her mommy they didn't make it there... only Tampa Beach".... What a surprise ~ that is the Beach I was planning to take her to. I didn't know that she wanted to go there & she didn't know that's where I wanted to go too. Crazy how that turns out.

Looks like we were on the same wave! Looks like a trip to Florida it will be!

I am so blessed to have my neice Kelsey and adore her with all my heart. The more I get to know her, the more I see a combination of Mary & me!

BTW: the word of the day is:

Pronunciation: \ˈchər-lish\
Function: adjective
Date: before 12th century
1 : of, resembling, or characteristic of a churl : vulgar
2 : marked by a lack of civility or graciousness : surly
3 : difficult to work with or deal with : intractable


Travel blog said...

So lovely blog

Jeni said...

Thank you for visiting my blog of thoughts, memories & experiences that brings me hope & strengthens my faith!

kerri said...

Oh, boy! I better be here...if you come to Clearwater Beach! If I can remember correctly...Kelsey came to my wedding at Holmes Beach on Anna Marie Island. I got married in 1999. Oh, and then they came down in 2005 for Joshua's funeral. I know we went to Disney, but I don't know if we ever made it to the beach. That wasn't an easy time...Oh, I miss Mary soooo much. All the memories desperately make me want her back!!

I love ya,

Laurie Kolp said...

I love that picture of you and Kelsey- she looks so much like Mary! I am so glad you two have gotten so close! How lucky you are. My neice is having a very hard time right now (she's 19) and I so wish I knew how to reach her...