Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I'm a wreck. I'm an emotional wreck.

I can't believe it's almost been 2 years and 11 months. This next month and a half is going to be an emotional rollercoaster for me. But with my friends and the Lord I'll be strong!

Ed was an amazing friend, son, and football player. Overall great guy, and it was awful that he was taken so soon from us but I know that he's in a much better place watching over us.

I miss him so much...I drive by the house he grew up in and it just makes me stop and think about how many times I saw him in the driveway playing basketball with his little brother or my sister and Abbey. He was great.

Just pray for his family as this next month and a half is going to be hard, because it's almost been 3 years.

Last night me and Caitlin were looking at yearbooks and I passed the page that they made for him after he died and I started tearing up. So hard. :/

So pray for his family and everyone who will be dealing with this anniversary.

I love you guys!

I love you and Miss you so much Ed!!!!


Heavenly Father, help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children. Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester. Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares. Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savouring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together. Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.

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