This family photo collage has hung in our hallway for years.
It's extra special to me now because our family will never be the same.
It's only three of us now, instead of four.
God blessed me and Brian with two sons - Philip in 1988 and Timothy in 1990.
This photo was taken in April 1993 when we were vacationing in Cancun.
It was our first "real" family vacation. My mom had a condo there, so we were
able to have free accommodations.
And this photo was taken on Thanksgiving of 2007. Or 2008. I can't remember the exact date.
I love seeing how both the boys went through their long hair phase.
That's Phil beside me in the black t-shirt and Tim in the striped shirt.
This last picture was taken a long time ago - around 1998. Phil would've been 10 and Tim, 7-1/2.
We were at our friend's annual Fall Day party. Wow, was my hair thick and curly!
The four of us were wearing matching sweatshirts from Brian's work. Sorry I had to put
stars over the logos. I just don't think it's a good idea to put too much private info out
there on the internet.
Those family times when the four of us were together were happier times.
But the memories and photos are all we have left, as Phil's life ended in September of 2009.
I'm not sure how to end this post. I could say something that everyone already knows...
"Tell your family and friends that you love them". "Life is too short". "Count your blessings".
Yes, yes, and yes.
But, it doesn't sound good enough. So, I'll do what I sometimes do when my own words
fail me. I'll use someone else's words:
When You Love a Child - Reba McEntire
Linking to Mockingbird Hill Cottage - A Favorite Thing