4:40 p.m….This update is even better….TJ said her husband will be home Sept. 27!
UPDATE 12:55 p.m…..I’m working on wedding stuff. I just printed out stickers with names and wedding date for these votive candles. Every family at the wedding will get one. Now we have to put the stickers on only 95 more candles
Here’s a little bear Rachael found that goes with the wedding. We’ll set him on the table next to pictures of them (he’s baby blue with silver snowflakes):
Last night I made 2 huge silver snowflake bows to go on the doors of the church.
It sure looks like Olivia (XoXits_just_meXoX ) needs some comments on her blog. Olivia talks to herself a lot She is 13 and lives in Ohio. She is a Christian. I “met” Olivia many months back, through Suzanne (burkesv). My church is First Baptist Church of Genoa. I remember once that Olivia posted about her father and her visiting Genoa Baptist Church in Ohio. I thought that was kind of funny.
I was thinking about Ethan’s friend, MSgt. Brad Clemmons, who died Monday in Iraq. One of the hardest things when our daughter, Rachel, died, was that other people went on with their lives. Her death devastated us, and our lives were changed forever, but the lives of most people were not affected by it. People didn’t mean to be unkind (well…some did), but many were uncomfortable talking about her. And I remember thinking that it just didn’t seem fair for others to be able to go on like nothing happened (because it didn’t happen to them), while we were hurting so bad. So I try to remember that feeling, whenever somebody else loses a loved one.
We cannot forget the sacrifices these people have made. Not just the sacrifice of the person who died, but the families and friends whose lives are changed forever.
Here is some information on him:
Patriot Guard Riders