It's been exactly one year since we lost our little girl. One year since our world changed completely. One year to learn how to cope, how to breathe, how to keep moving. It's unbelievable that it's already been a year. In one heartbeat it seems like she was just running around the house demanding that Daddy pick up her books and read to her. In the next it seems like it's been an eternity.
Today we will spend the day remembering Ryann. We will walk through the zoo, explore the Capitol, walk next to Holmes Lake. We will visit her grave and tell her how much we miss her and how we wish she were here to meet her little brother. In the evening we'll return home and will miss the constant motion that she injected into it. We will miss wrestling her into her pajamas and reading her favorite books. Our memories have become our most cherished possession.
Day to day we are doing well. We are so happy and excited to have Clifton. I am beyond blessed to have Jared. We make plans and enjoy our days and have fun. But today, we remember what we have lost.
(Please forgive the photo dump)