Graduation 2012

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).

3 Generations

This is my mom and dad with Bella.  I love this photo of them!

Congratulations to the Class of 2012!

 

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Comments

  1. What great family memories and what an accomplishment! Hugs and prayers still coming for your family!

  2. What a great moment to capture. I imagine it was filled with mixed emotions. I hope you are blessed for years to come!

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