Tuesday, April 7, 2009

road trip

Dear Brian,

We are on our first trip without you since your death. We took advantage of Spring Break to travel to see some of the family that has spent the last three months visiting us since we became immobile.

I miss you on this trip for many reasons, but especially for two small ones - toothpaste and hairbrushes.

I always forgot to pack them because you always had them.

Just another example in which I am learning (the hard way) how I need to change some of my old habits.

I miss you, Brian. I love you.

KEEP BELIEVING

22 comments:

  1. You don't know me and I have never replied before but I am so touched by how "real" you are with your thoughts and feelings. I am so very sorry to read about your husband. Your boys are so cute and blessed to have you as their mother. Just continue to put one foot in front of the other...God bless all of you.

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  2. Have a great trip, Angie and her fellows!

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  3. Angie,Grant and Gavin,
    Have a great time with the family, during Spring break. Love you Marjo

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  4. Angie,
    I continue to think about you every single day. I wish I could be there to hug you. I know you must feel so many mixed up emotions right now. I'm here for you, if you need me. I'm here for you, even if you don't need me. Love you.

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  5. Angie, I hope you have a wonderful spring break. Been thinking of you all. Much love, Janell H.

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  6. Praying for you, sweet Angie. I am so sorry for all the little reminders of how drastically your life has changed. I am praying for the presence of Jesus to be so real to you and the boys through these heart-breaking days of grief. I love you! Shawn from TN

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  7. I'm loving and thinking of you all each day, Angie. I hope you find moments of peace each day, increasing each and every day.
    Love, me.

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  8. A trip without toothpaste or hairbrushes could spell disaster! Good thing you are visiting friends :)
    I have loved all your letters to Brian. I am sure he is very aware of your struggles and the jumble of feelings you must go through each day. My prayers are still wiith you and your boys. {{hugs}}

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  9. Angie,
    I am sure Brian is laughing right now about the toothpaste and hairbrushes. It is amazing what we come to rely on and then miss when a spouse is no longer there for us.
    I check your blog daily and cheer for you successes and cry with you on your memories. Keep writing to Brian.
    Karen in S.W. Ohio

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  10. Enjoy your trip. I hope you are able to post along the way!

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  11. Angie, I have also read your blog for some time now, and to me you are just an amazing person. I know that you want him right by your side but I believe that Brian is with you and will always be with you on your journey. How proud he must be to know that while he was here he picked the most wonderful, compatible person in the world to be his wife and to raise his sons.

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  12. I MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great time, let everyone take care of you, and hurry home....we need our "Angie" fix!

    LOVE,
    Kris

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  13. It's always the tiny things that make you remember someone...when you least expect it. Not having the toothbrush or hairbrush b/c someone else always packed it, a certain smell or a special place. I think that's God's way of showing us that that certain "someone" is always watching over you and smiling. It's their way of always being a part of you! :) Linda

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  14. Life is in the details -- all those tiny, day-to-day things that make up our existence. Just keep laughing about it as much as possible. I'm betting Brian's getting a big kick out of it all, too. xoxoxo

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  15. I MISSSSSSSSSSS you! No fair, just takin off for a week like that. But have fun anyway! See you soon.

    Kara

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  16. Kara, I miss them to.
    POPO

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  17. Kris and Kara, I miss them too.

    POPO

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  18. We miss seeing you too, PoPo...let's all get together for coffee next week after they come home : )

    LOVE,
    Kris

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  19. Angie -
    Hope you and the boys have a wonderful spring break week! I think about you and pray for you every day! Someone said it before, it's always the little things that really get to you - maybe it's because we can better plan for the big things. Enjoy being with your family and friends! Give me a holler if you're in St. Louis and have some extra time. We could do something with the kids or go out to dinner or something....
    Love,
    Marcie

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  20. So glad you are getting out for Spring Break and sharing times with loved ones.

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  21. I would have forgotten both sets of brushes too. My hubby packs them as well.

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