Monday, June 15, 2009

My Musical Babies

My kids (fortunately) have their father's musical ability. Makenzie is our bass player and Caleb has recently expressed interest in learning the electric guitar. We got him one yesterday and this is how the afternoon was spent.

We have already arranged lessons for them both. I can't wait to hear them play as they learn more about their instruments.

Monday, June 1, 2009

For My Sister

It has been almost 6 months since I lost my sister. I can't believe it has been that long. It feels like just yesterday that I received that devastating phone call. Grief is a nasty emotion. Just when you think you are doing good...BAM! It knocks the wind out of you all over again.

I recently decided I wanted to get a tattoo to honor Faith. I have always wanted one on my wrist, but didn't know what to put there. Faith's name was the perfect thing. I was just going to put Faith, but to our family she was Faith Marie. She even referred to herself as Faith Marie. So it was only fitting that I would have Faith Marie tattooed instead of just Faith. She also had great handwriting. Anytime I saw her writing, I knew it was hers. It was very unique.

Last week I went through all of her papers and documents to see if I could find her signature in her handwriting. I found the perfect one. I had it tattooed on my right wrist.

It was hard to get a good picture, but you get the idea. This tattoo means so much to me. I find myself looking at it off and on all day long, and it always brings a smile to my face.