I’ve been so busy that I haven’t posted since Tuesday! Sometimes, life just gets in the way of blogging. What can I say? I think it’s a good thing!
We had several graduations this week and they all fell on the same day. Two cousins and my brother-in-law graduated as part of the class of 2012. Justin and Bryson went to Jared’s (BIL) graduation (4 hours away) and are enjoying a few days with family. Bella and I went to Brianna’s then out to eat with the family.
Graduation day was bittersweet for our family this year. It’s been 6 weeks since we lost Kolby, Brianna’s 16 year old brother. Being surrounded by family is the only thing that feels right even though it’s so obvious a huge piece is missing. Watching Brianna walk across the stage and receive her diploma after such a devastating loss was a proud moment. She and Kolby were so close.
As I was taking photos after graduation, I looked through the viewfinder to see a family of three- a mom, a dad, and a daughter, where there once was a family of four. That sucks, just to be blunt. The beauty is that I know without a doubt that Kolby was there. He’s always there- we can’t see him, but I can feel his presence all around. The sky seems a little more blue, the clouds are bigger, puffier, and prettier. Even when it hurts like hell, I know he’s watching over us.
The shirt Rocky has on in this photo is in memory of Kolby. There is a photo of him on the back along with his date of birth (08.10.1995) and death (04.12.2012).
This is my mom and dad with Bella. I love this photo of them!
Congratulations to the Class of 2012!