Monday, August 19, 2013

LRB Friend

Every now and then a LRB friend will post sweet words that will touch my heart and remind me that I do what I do for a reason!  I'm so blessed and so grateful.  Thank you Erin for sharing this with me!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Birthaversary - hehe

August 6th, My birthday has always been a celebration - Mary and I had always combined our special days together.  Well, we still celebrate her birth, and now we celebrate my marriage.  YES, I got married on my Birthday, making this day even more happy!  It's a Birthaversary! I can't even begin to tell you how magical this day was this year.... signs of love from above EVERYWHERE! I was giggling all day.  I am so blessed.  I cherish all the love in my life!

My loving mother in law found this perfect picture for us - what a precious gift!  

Birthday Love

My dear Kelsey - keeping her mommy's memory alive!  The two of us attached by an invisible string of love. When you truly love someone with all your heart,  they never leave you, no matter how far apart.....

Kelsey sent me this beautiful picture for my Birthday this year.  A nostalgic picture of Mary and me on Mary's wedding day 12-31-94.  What a perfect picture frame for a perfect day with my angel, my sister, my MARY!

Everything Kelsey does seems to have Mary's touch in it..... even the card she picked out was perfect with what has been going on this year with all the feathers.  When I spoke to Kelsey thanking her for the beautiful gift she said she didn't even realize at the time that the card had a feather on it.

She filled the Birthday card with old pictures - memories - pictures I had sent to her mom or had taken of her mom when we were together.  Here are a few - she chose some fun ones to give back.  Mary and I at her bachelorette party, Mary in her roller blades, Chad  being silly at Fajita Flats....

This blog post is true to the title of this blog... keeping our Memories to Cherish!  
Thank you Kelsey for being you ~ I love you!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Signs of Mary's Love and Presence everywhere

There has been so much love in the air all through the days in July and August....... 

The day before our brother David's wedding, July 26th, my sweet sister in law, Anita text me with excitement that there were cardinal's flying all around - greeting her at the B&B, Lillian Farms, where the wedding was taking place.  Here are her text's. :)
Then the morning after the wedding, July 28th,  my sister in law Amanda text me some more cardinal joy:

There was something magical about that place.  When David and Amanda went to visit it almost 6 months before, it was the cardinal message someone wrote in the guest book that made the decision for them. They even took a picture - I wish it was more readable here:
The day before Mary's Birthday, July 30th  I was communicating with Mary's college roommate Melissa who was sharing some of her own Mary signs with me, then at 11:11 my mom accidentally called me.  She went on to say she felt Mary nudge her..... WOW!  then my Soul Sister Alexa Ortiz text me 5 minutes later with a picture of a cardinal.   Here's a picture of our text of this occurrence. :)

The day before my Birthday, August 5th Alexa (unaware that it was almost my Bday) sent me a text about how she randomly thought about Mary and me as she was taking a walk... and then found a beautiful hibiscus flower and white feather in her path.  She had NO IDEA that this was Mary's favorite flower but felt it was connected to her thoughts of us so she sent it to me. Mary knew she needed a soul hug!  This made my day ... it was the beginning to my magical Birthday.  Here's a picture of our textversation and the pictures. :)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Happy Thoughts

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American Poet and Essayist

Happy Birthday Mary

Little white feathers have been in my path everyday from 7/29 - 8/4 so far......EVERYWHERE!
I feel like they are messages from above.  This is the time that the kids are usually with us in NY, but because of the wedding in Texas, they didn't come up here this summer.  Plus Mary's B-day is 7/31 and mine is 8/6... I bet the feathers keep showing up!  I love the messages - I am so blessed!
Awwww - Mary's Birthday 7-31
We will always remember and we will always celebrate because she is still with us
and so worth celebrating!

Happy Birthday MARY ~ I will celebrate you forever because forever you'll be in my HEART shining your light!