Sunday, March 29, 2009


I am so glad that I got ETA for today. We met Kimberly for breakfast, then went to church. What a perfect day to be able to be off and go to church. Josh sang Imagine! Of course, it brought tears to my eyes. Since yesterday was Jennifer's birthday, that song had been in my heart all week. When we were leaving the cemetery after church, the first song on the radio was Believe...both of these songs were part of Jennifer's Memorial Service. I feel blessed every single time that I hear Josh sing....but especially today!

Missy gave me this gorgeous turtle in honor of Jennifer's birthday. Jennifer loved turtles ever since she was a little girl and would make her Dad stop every time we saw one in the road. Thank you, Missy! We will treasure it always!

Friday, March 27, 2009


This is the gorgeous canvas picture that Kimberly made and gave us in honor of Jennifer's birthday.
It is absolutely awesome! Kimberly is the best sister anyone could ever dream of having...she is always there for me and always surprising me with her creative generosity!


Tomorrow would have been Jennifer's 31st birthday! I can't find the words to say how very much I miss her! People say that with time, it will get better....but it hasn't for me. Maybe that is because I don't want it to get better....I don't know. All I know, is that she gave me the best 28 years of my life....and I miss her! I miss her smile, her laugh, her wisdom, her compassion for others, her dreams, even picking up her cheese wrappers! She truly was the light of my life! Happy Birthday, Jennifer Suzanne!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Today after church, Kimberly and I put the March "Jennifer Project" bags together and they are now ready for delivery. I wish that my camera wasn't broken so that I could post a picture. They are just adorable. We put the Myrtle the Turtle story in each bag. Each bag has a bottle of bubbles, a birthday horn, a kit to make paper chains (remember those?), finger puppets, a set of paper dolls and darling outfits, play dough to make Myrtle a birthday cake and the bags have an adorable turtle on them adorned with colorful ribbon. They are very festive looking and hopefully will bring a smile to these special patients at ACH!

Our friend, the Crafty Pig, made the paper doll sets, paper chain kits, finger puppets and all the wonderful turtles! She is truly awesome and her amazing generosity and talent never cease to amaze me! She did so many wonderful things for Jennifer...always sending her surprises that thrilled her! I am so very grateful and honored how she is helping us keep Jennifer's memory alive. I will forever be grateful.

Kimberly was the master mind behind this birthday month project. She is always there for me..thinking and doing things to help celebrate Jennifer's life. Since we can't celebrate this birthday with Jennifer.....we can certainly celebrate her birth by honoring her for the life she lived.

I continue to thank Lisa and everyone else who continues to help with this project. Words cannot express my gratitude enough. It's hard to believe that we started this project a year ago and it just keeps getting better and is really true.....I get by with a little help from my friends.

Thank you so much!