Friday, January 27, 2012

half a decade, this spring

I am getting my spring plans ready. Two birthdays to plan, Easter, vacation, spring break, etc, etc. In doing so, I wanted to make sure my husband put in the dates he'd like to be off to spend some extra time together as a family.

One of those days is, of course, Keely's birthday. We always do a celebration of her life at the cemetery, sending balloons with messages to Heaven. This year, she would've been 5 years old. Getting ready to start kindergarten, just after her big brother, so grown up. It's been nearly 5 years since we saw her sweet blue eyes. Would they have even stayed blue? Here we are, half a decade later...those same unanswered questions hang in the air, the same pangs of heartache still sting. 5 years just seems so long.

But every moment that takes us farther from having held her takes us closer to holding her again.


  1. I just want to let you know that I have been following your blog for a little while. This all came about as i was looking for solace and advise after a friend's husband passed away this past march. I am sorry about your daughter and I commend you for your strength and clarity at times.

  2. Thank you, Katie, for following Keely's story. My heart goes out to your friend <3