A lot has happened since she left us. We miss having her for those special moments...or even just the everyday moments...
but life just keeps moving on. We've had babies...
Pippi's surpassed her in age. She's lost a mouthful of teeth.
She's started school.
Our family has returned to Disneyland.
We let an animal move in with us.We've driven across the country several times. The Warlock still is hiking in Southern Utah, watching football in the Fall, and doing the Daddy cooking show. He's even picked up running. Pippi can turn a room into disarray in 5 seconds flat in a fever of wild imagination. Grandma and Grandpa B still sail in the ocean. Grandma and Grandpa P are hiking, biking, fishing, building, and camping up a storm. We still can feel joy. We still feel pain. We're LIVING.
The Warlock said tonight as I wallowed in my inadequacy: "Sometimes we can concentrate so hard on being better people that we forget to just enjoy the journey."