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Follow along and read about how Ryan spent his final days surrounded by those he loved the most... his FAMILY.

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August 4, 2010

Things found...

Hallie started school on Tuesday and she LOVES it. Well, it's really that she has an awesome teacher and he is going to make this a fun, FUN year!

For part of her homework today, she needed to find 5 things that she likes or enjoys. The VERY first thing she did was find a picture of Ryan. She went straight to his memory box and pulled out his funeral program. I asked her if she really wanted to take that or find a picture of him instead. She wanted a picture of just him... so she goes right over to my nightstand and gets this framed picture:
She wanted THIS one. Not any others... THIS one.
She kept saying as she held the picture, "oh I LOVE my Daddy! I just LOVE him!"

I TOTALLY agree, I love him AND this picture too!

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As I was in her room tonight getting her ready for bed, I found this old journal from last school year...
...and on the cover I read:
This pulled on my heartstrings, but I really do love what she wrote...
"hes grat (he's great). You are the best. xox"


It's SO true!

~Missing and loving you ALWAYS~
xoxo

16 comments:

Katelin said...

That's so sweet. :o) Glad she's loving school--John starts on Monday, and I'm SO excited!!!

The Bloxham Bunch said...

Wow, they start school early there. We have 3 more weeks here. Her journal is so sweet, especially the cover. Love it!!!!

Mindy Burns said...

I'm crying....and smiling...she's so sweet....kids are so amazing!!! I love little Hallie Mae! And I also LOVE that pic of Ry!

Miranda said...

So sweet. I like that picture of Ryan too, he looks super young! Like he's in Jr. high. I'm glad that the first thing Hallie thought of was her dad.

Mandi Moon said...

So sweet. Once again...you have made me cry! :)

Ryanne said...

My first thought was that I don't know how you do it. That was quickly answered by your sweet little girl and your faith.

A Baarz said...

You are truly amazing. Thank you for continuing to share. Hallie has a strong spirit. You are all amazing. Thanks again.

Erin S said...

Hallie is such a sweet little girl. How precious.

Seth and Julie said...

I love that the first thing she wanted to bring was a reminder of her daddy. He is still a part of her life everyday. I love that she can remind the rest of us to have an eternal perspective.

What a heart wrenching little journal entry from such a young girl. I am sure this last year was so hard on her, but I really believe as I read the things she says to you, and see her neverending smile, that Heavenly Father is holding her very close through this, and that she feels it. I hope you feel it too, Margie. Love you!

Kristen Ann said...

Still love your blog.... still pray for you guys.

melissa said...

That journal is so sweet. I'm so glad you have Hallie around because she is a sweet, sweet, girl. I still can't get over how smart and grown up she is. Thanks for continuing to share on this blog.

Kim said...

Oh, Hallie is such a sweet girl! I'm so glad she has an awesome teacher. Thank you for sharing her journal entry with us! Sending love and hugs your way.

Willis Family said...

How bitter sweet. Hallie is so cute. It's so much easier to understand things and accept them when you're young. She will be your rock and you for her.
Both the kids love their dad so much. At the funeral when Marianne was lookin for Hallie to give her the coloring book, Max walked passed the TV and looked at marianne (while using his thumb to point over his shoulder) and says "that's my dad" and just the way he said it, the look on his face, everything expressed how much love there was for him and how proud he was of his dad. Even at such a young age he knew so much. It was great and touching and made me have watery eyes :)
You are raising two very special spririts! Love you!

Anonymous said...

You don't even know me and I knew your husband a little bit from Highschool but I follow your blog and I want you to know what an insipration you are to me you are such an amazing person so strong and just an outstanding individual as your husband was. You can tell in all his pictures just the beautiful aura that is around him along with his bright beautiful blue eyes. You definately make me slap myself when I feel my day is going bad or whatever and you help me pick myself to keep going as it is nothing compared to what you have gone through and are going through. Again you and your family are amazing and always remember that and tell yourself that everyday!!!!

Tenae

Theresa said...

This is the picture I have of Ryan too.....You sent it to me in your first letter about him. I love what Hallie wrote. Such an honest 1st grade voice. Love you guys! ~Tis

body lift said...

Really nice things shared here. I like it. His hand writing really strange but expressed his feelings. Other things which are found by him are looking really good.