Friday, April 23, 2010

The Things Which Help us Through

After so many of us received such incredibly sad news recently, about the passing of CJ Twomey, it is hard to know where to begin again.  The crushing news of the death of this twenty year old airman has left a huge hole in the hearts of so many, but especially his mom, Hallie, his dad, John and his younger brother, Connor.  CJ was a hero in life and he remains one in death, as his parents made the heroic decision to donate CJ's organs to save the lives of many, many others.  56 individuals will directly benefit from Hallie and John's brave decision.  Countless others will have another day with someone they love because of their incredible gift of life.  If you have a moment, please stop by Hallie's blog and leave her a note of support.

So the reason behind indulging myself with the photos of these gorgeous, little flower girls is because life must go on.  Mark, myself, our Angel Daughters, and their boyfriends attended the wedding of my oldest friend's second daughter, this past weekend.  Donna and I have known each other since we were twelve years old.  We have remained constant in each other's lives throughout so much.  This is something that becomes more and more important to me with each passing year because Donna knows my history and I know hers.  We can say to one another, "Do you remember when..." and we do.  I know that most of us could use a dose of life affirmation, right now, so please enjoy.

Donna's grandbaby(the angel on the left, my little great-niece number one) just turned two.  Her beautiful cousin is three and a half.  Notice who is leading the way...
Oh no, looks as if somebody has an itch!

No problem!  By the way, you must look at the top of these photos at the adults who are behind the fence watching the girls.  Priceless!

Somebody is not moving fast enough...


There she goes on her own!

But her cousin catches up.

She becomes fascinated by the candle.

And the flower petals...

They made it that whole way!

Grandma shows them where to go next, as the proud groom stands by waiting for his lovely bride.

My beautiful little great-niece finds the most comfortable spot possible.  Her daddy's lap.

Love and blessings to all,


Ness said...

Life goes on and no one shows us more than the innocent faces of those flower girls. Thanks for posting those pictures. I love you so much.

Nina P. said...

There is truly a "Circle of Life". From the heartaches of loss to the tremendous Joy of New Beginnings. Life does go on, forever changing and forever changed by those that have lived before... Thank you for sharing your sorrows and your joys. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

Laura Hegfield said...

absolutely gorgeous...and sweet. life just goes round and, sorrow, tenderness...circling, spiraling, spinning eternally.

blessings to you dear one

Anonymous said...

Why are there white ghosts following the kids in the first series of photographs?

fini said...

so sweet and innocent..I love the expression on each photo..Lovely photos, indeed!

Education jobs said...

Great photos! Those kids are full of innocence. It's amazing how children find joy and everything in nothing while men find nothing in everything.

Splendid Little Stars said...

...aawww...they are so sweet!

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