Saturday, February 12, 2011

12 years

Hard to believe it's been 12 years since we lost Mikey. That day will forever be etched in my mind and heart. I've already written a lot about my crazy friend and that day but wanted to remember something that has come up this past year.

Eden. She is a trip. Such a mischevious little girl always trying to smile her way out of trouble. A moody little girl who knows exactly what she wants but she's SO darn cute and so easy to love!! This part of her personality has really developed as she's becoming more independent and expressive. So amazing how you can see these traits at such a young age. Neil and I had spoken a few times the past year about how ironic it is that Claire was named after Mikey (her middle name) but that Eden has her personality. That magnetic charm!

The other day when we were eating at Eric and Erin's house (the house Eric and Mikey grew up in) Eden was being herself and Eric looked at her and said "That's exactly Mikey - that's just how she was!" Makes me smile to know that he sees it in her too =) Marty, Mikey's mom, has told us before that if Mikey was out of sight as a baby and quiet, that meant trouble!! HA!! So fun to continue hearing about her.

I miss her a lot and continue to wonder what she would be like at 31. What she would be doing, where she would be living, what her kids would look like... it's so easy to get caught up in the what ifs but the truth is she is in the best place she could be - with her Lord and Savior praising Him in His presence! I can't wait till the day when we are reunited and can praise Him together. I can still hear that sweet, effortless voice. It is the voice of an angel.

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