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Our Uncle Stevie

This Monday was one of my very favorite uncle's funeral. For those of you that know me well know about Uncle Stevie and Aunt Sandy. They have been a very important part of our lives since we were babies. I just can't believe he is gone. We all miss him like crazy but have so many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. Every time I get sad I think about how he must be holding Mamie right now in Heaven. He was so sad when we lost her and I just know he is up there making her laugh with all of his funniness.
For those of you that don't know, Taylor and I had a destination wedding planned in Seaside, FL. We all headed down to get ready. I wanted a simple wedding with close friends and family. That was the plan. The Monday before our wedding which was on that Thursday we were all evacuated because hurricane Ivan was headed to shore. We all hopped in our cars and headed back to Arkansas. Most of the guys were still home getting ready to head out along with Uncle Stevie and Aunt Sandy. I was sad but I mean what can you do. You can't really control mother nature can you. :) All I knew was we were still going to get married on Thursday September 16 no matter what! Aunt Sandy and Uncle Stevie called and offered their beautiful home and land for us to have our special ceremony. The wedding was absolutely perfect and how neat to say I got married at their house. They were so amazing. Their house and land is always so beautiful but they some how managed in 2 days to make it even more beautiful. I had just what I wanted. Instead of getting married by the ocean we got married by their pond. PERFECT!
Uncle Stevie will be missed by so many. Everyone that met his smiling face loved him. He was a great man and a great uncle.
- Sarah

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