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It's been 6 weeks

It has been a while since I have blogged. Not much has gone on around  here. Still taking it one step at a time. Taylor and I headed over  to Hot Springs last Friday for a mini vacation. It was his 29th  birthday. We needed to get away for a while. We spent time with  Taylor's family as well as some good friends while we were there. We  got back yesterday and we couldn't wait to get home to see the pups.  Gus was so excited I don't think I have ever seen him shake his whole  body that fast. Gracie on the other hand just wondered up to us and  stood there. I think she might have wagged her nub a little. She  cracks me up. I know she missed us. She just doesn't ever show any  kind of excitement unless there is bread involved. We also came home  to more cards which was so nice to see. Then there was a little gift  sack sitting on the counter. It was a necklace from a friend of mine  from high school. On the necklace is a St. Philomena and after  reading Anna's letter I found out Philomena is the saint of infants.  I added it to the necklace that I have been wearing every day that has  Mamie's name with a pearl as well as the gold baby ring my family gave  me.

I can't believe it has been 6 weeks.  It seems just like yesterday that our precious Mamie was born. I went to Roselawn this afternoon to sit by her grave.  We haven't bought a marker for her grave yet so there is just a rock there with the flowers that we keep replacing. Someone had placed some other flowers there beside ours that looked like they were sunflowers.  I couldn't really tell because they had been beaten up by all the rain we have had.  It was nice to see that someone else had been out there.  I don't find myself wanting to go to her grave very often because I know she is not there.  It is just where her body was buried.  She is in Heaven now with our Lord.  I find more comfort here at our house out on the deck where it is quite.  Taylor and I had decided to redo our front yard before Mamie came. We decided to go forward with our plans and I believe the whole front yard will be dedicated to her :) It is going to be a beautiful shady garden after we are finished and I can't wait.  I know it is going to be beautiful and every time I am out there or even look out the window I will think of her. Alyson, one of my very best friends, is coming into town to stay with us this weekend.  I can't wait for her to get here.  It has been only a few weeks since she was last here but it seems like forever. Thanks for your continued prayers and acts of kindness. -Sarah


  1. Sarah, it's so good to hear from you! I continue to think about you every single day! Tell Taylor Happy Birthday:)!

  2. Sarah,
    Your neclace is beautiful! And full of meaning. I love it! Praying for you guys. The story about your dog cracks me up. I have never had a dog that liked bread that much. Very funny. Hope you and Alyson have a great time. She is so fun and you can't help but smile around her. Praying your weekend seems like it lasts a really long time, so you can fully enjoy it! Thanks for keeping us all updated.


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