Wow! My last blog was over a year ago! So much has happened since then. I am finally finished with school (for now anyway). Bristol has turned 3. My job is keeping me busier than ever. My book writing has been on a break for well over a year now. Bristol is almost fully potty trained. We adopted a doberman mix, Diesel. We just marked the 4 year anniversary of Kennedy's death.
We have been enjoying our weekends at the lake. Bristol loves the lake, the boat and swimming. She is much like Kennedy in this aspect. She is slowly learning to swim which makes me feel both tense and relieved at the same time. She is a fun kid and finally talking so much more! She is still super wild and most every time we go anywhere she is in her cowboy boots. It does not matter what she wearing and how silly it all looks together, she has to wear those stinky boots!
I still cannot believe it has been 4 years. Some days still feel like just yesterday and some days it feels like forever ago. Bristol knows her Sissy, we eat lunch at the columbarium as much as we can. She now makes me take her picture standing near her Sissy every time we go. She also says "bye Sissy, love you" when we leave, it is so sweet. We keep Kennedy's beary on the headboard of our bed and Bristol is not allowed to play with it or really touch it for that matter, but within the last month she will stand up in the bed (yes she sleeps in my bed) and kiss the beary goodnight. Melts my heart.
I had a rescue worker that worked for Orange Beach Fire Department reach out to me. He responded to Kennedy's call. He tried so hard to save her and gave me details that made me fall to my knees in hysterics. He is hurting so much. He said that unfortunately he has responded to calls of that nature before but for whatever reason Kennedy's has been the hardest for him to get over. I have no idea what gift that sweet Angel had but I cannot begin to tell you the amount of people that have told me how memorable she was. Anyway, he went on to explain that he cries for us, prays for us and thinks about us a lot. He has no idea how much we have thought about all of the people involved in that day. I usually don't ask for prayers but if you find it in your heart to say a little prayer for the man that gave his all to save our sweet Kennedy I would appreciate it so much.
Till next time....(hopefully I can get back to this regularly)