ordinary moments

November 6:

I remember a few very specific moments or flashes from this day last year: Sitting in the break room at the gym, texting you with my new phone and being thrilled that I got reception with it. Pulling up to Max and Erma's to get us a table while you parked the car. A nice dinner with our sweet little family and watching your sexy smile all night. Going to Target to pick up Lady Antebellum's new Christmas CD. Sitting at the kitchen table while you texted me that 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' made you miss your mom. 

Simple, ordinary moments. And some of my most prized memories. 

I am holding on to every single moment I can. I had too few of them.

I miss you babe. I can't believe this is still happening.
I love you always and forever.


mysweetstuff said...

I hate to comment on a post meant for your wonderful husband, but I couldnt find your email address to send you a personal message. So feel free to remove this comment if you would like. I wanted to tell you that I have been following your blog since a little under a year ago. To be honest, I have no idea how I found your blog, only that it touched my heart from the moment I read the first post. A little back story...my husband and yours are very much alike. Mine loves to hunt as well and counts down the days until October 1st! :) In addition to that though, he loves fishing and kids and all things "guy." But more than anything, my husband is Canadian as well. So when I read your story that day, I remember going home that night and just crying to Greg. I told him all about you, and your kids and your amazing husband, and I remember telling him the date that you life changed (I dont know why at the time, I told him the date, I just remember telling him). I was amazed to see my manly husband be upset about your story as well. Fast forward to last week, I knew that the 'one year' was coming up for you, and I have been thinking about you and your children a lot. Everytime that my husband goes out to your tree stand, I say a little prayer for him, as well as for your husband. And when he comes home each night, I am more aware of the things that I should be thankful for. Its true that things can change in the blink of an eye, and I am certain that I couldnt be as strong as you have been for the last year. The other night, Greg came home and told me that we was planning on hunting Sunday morning. I selfishly cringed to myself, and sent a little message up to your husband (who has no idea who I am, clearly) and asked that he watch over my husband in the timber. Sunday morning, I woke up with my husband next to me..which is very rare since he should have been gone to the timber. He rolled over and said that he changed his mind, and he was gonna do some errands instead. I am fairly certain that was your husbands way of answering my prayers, but still leaving all of yesterday open to spend watching over the family that he loves and misses so much! Sorry I seem to be rambling...but I wanted to make sure to let you know that people are thinking of you and your family! This morning, Greg was up and gone by 5am headed for the tree stand. Shortly after 7am, he called to let me know that he was back to his truck. After a short pause, he said "tell your friend, the blog lady :) that I shot a deer for her husband this morning. And in memory of him, I left the arrow under my tree stand." I immediately started crying. Your husbands memory has managed to touch people all over the world. And it made my rock hard husband (and I am sure many more) a little more emotional about devotion to their hobby.
Thinking of you and your family!

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you today... I have actually been praying for you all weekend.. but I want you to know that today, especially, you are being lifted up in prayer by hundreds if not thousands of people you've never met.. "And He will wipe all tears from their eyes... there will be no sorrow... death has lost it's sting." Keep focused on Eternity where everything is perfect.

Rebekah said...

Thinking of you and your precious family...


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