Merry Christmas to My Angel

Dear Zachary,

Merry Christmas big boy. We had a great Christmas morning. As always, you're on all of our hearts. I think of you all the time. This year has been a LONG year in so many ways. I am glad that you're watching over us; we certainly need it. 

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A Divided Heart- 12 years

12 years... roughly 1/3 of my life, Zachary has been gone. We should be together. I should have three kiddos in my arms and I should be listening to him laughing with his siblings. It's wrong. It's not fair. It's tiring. However on the other hand I look at the gifts he's given me. The people I've met because of him, the kind acts that have been done in honor of him. I have always struggled with a divided heart. It's part of grief. I know it's normal, but I hate it.

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March Forth  ➳ Marley's Mission's Blue Ribbon Gala

Where do I even begin? I have so many emotions running through me. Picture perfection and joy. That's what this weekend was. 

Many months ago I got a phone call from my great friend, Gene. He asked me if I would be the Honorary Chairperson for this year's Blue Ribbon Gala for Marley's Mission.  After processing what he just asked me, without a doubt I said yes. I know it's redundant, but it was an absolute honor to be asked. I was about to follow in the footsteps of some pretty big shoes. 

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Marley's Mission's Blue Ribbon Gala- The Remembering Zachary Award 2016

The Blue Ribbon Gala is a magical night. It is my absolute honor to attend each year. So many people come together to support Marley's Mission and their vision. I always look forward to spending the night with fabulous people. This year was even more special. My daughter was old enough to attend and she got to present the Remembering Zachary Award with me to a very special man.

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