I have held off on saying much of anything on this thread, simply because I needed to process things for a moment before I put my words out there. I don't want to say I am sorry, because sorry doesn't help, and sorry is what is said when you did something wrong. All I can offer you, is my love, light and prayers.
I was actually out shopping on the 11th, and just wandering through a store and found a painting that just called out to me to buy it. it's of three sunflowers with the words "Welcome home" written across it...it now hangs in my office along with all of my other roo stuff.... This year, I dedicate my roo to Mike....and to live life to the fullest because that's exactly what he did.
So, with that, you will be missed, you are loved by so so many and you inspired so many of us to look past the "bad days" and work on living life fuller and stronger and always fight back when the cards don't fall in your favor...
Tealeyedangel, your signature is a quote that I found on a sign that I, ahem, borrowed from the wall of a restaurant for Mike last year. It hung on his wall since, and it now hangs on mine. :-)
It has been one I have used for a long time- found it years ago and it has stuck in my head forever. It's an amazing quote and says it all in so few words. <3
OK you guys, I have an idea. Since we do believe that the trees will be planted in time for Roo, I was thinking about decorations. I have sunflowers & am making an all weather Mod Podge vase. I was thinking that maybe we could leave messages staked around the tree. Maybe a favorite quote from here or saying of his. A photo perhaps. Or a brief message from the heart. Whatever you want to do.
They would look similar to this. Much smaller stakes though.
I can laminate, so if you want to post here or send me a PM, I would be happy to do it for you. Especially for those of you that won't be making it this year. I will bring them with me & would be happy to meet up Thursday to hand off. Or bring them all to brunch Friday. And I will bring some blank ones with me.