I am reposting my last year's (or part of it) Memorial Day post because what I wrote is exactly how I feel today and besides I have many new readers and so I decided instead of re-writing the exact thing, I would do it this way. I will have more to add later, but for now....this says what is in my heart today.
Memorial Day was never more to me than just a day off of school and work, a three day weekend, or the sign that school was almost out and summer was near. Growing up I remember going to the cemeteries and taking flowers (always peonies) to set on the graves of those who had passed on. But it has taken on a whole new meaning in the past two years and a half (now three and a half) years for me. Since losing our son Tyson, it has become a day of many mixed emotions. It is a day to remember. Remembering is a good thing. Even though at times it can come with a little bit of pain, and some days a whole lot of it. But the ability to remember is a great gift. I treasure each and every memory I have of that boy. What if I didn't have that? That would be tough. When I remember all the great moments we shared and his upbeat and comical personality, and that signature smile of his, I am overcome with joy. Sometimes remembering can also be painful. When I remember how much he suffered and endured, and how he did it with the most amazing dignity and strength, the sorrow creeps in. Sometimes the only thing I can remember is how much I miss him. Each and every day I remember how much I love him.♥ Remembering those who have passed on blesses us with the ability to treasure those moments even more because it makes us realize that life really is short and we must cherish each and every second of each and every moment we have been so abundantly blessed with. So on this day as you remember those you loved that have passed on, and those who have sacrificed their lives to preserve our freedoms, also remember that there are no guarantees in this life and so be sure to hold tight to those you do have near. ♥ Life is a gift... Cherish it...
At the cemetery this year...
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Tyson LOVED movies and so we went to see one in his honor. This year we went to Night of the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian. He loved Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller and I am sure he would have loved this one. It was GREAT!!!
Then Dave and I and some friends went to see Donny Osmond in concert at USU! What a great show. Not sure Tyson was a fan, but he would be happy that I was! I will do a post on this later!!!
We love and miss you Tyson!!! ♥♥♥