This coming Friday, September 9th, is Andrew’s birthday. It breaks my heart to not be baking a funfetti cake, finding absolutely ridiculous wrapping paper for his gifts, and writing the most sappy love letter for Andrew on this day. Though he will be having his first birthday party in Heaven (and I can imagine it will… Read More Friday: Andrew’s 26th Birthday
(Photo by the very talented Michael Johnson) A few weeks ago, I was blessed with the incredible opportunity to backpack through Utah. Traveling out west was something Andrew and I had always dreamt of doing together. So, while it was tinged with sadness, I felt deeply that Andrew would love for me to take this… Read More Don’t Miss It
Today should be our third wedding anniversary. Today should be celebrated. Today shouldn’t hurt so badly. But it does-more than you can ever imagine. Gosh, I miss my husband. I miss my best friend. I miss Andrew. I have never found happiness to be more elusive and seemingly unattainable. Every day is harder than the… Read More Our Wedding Anniversary
I have had countless wonderful people ask me that question. “What can I do for you?” To be honest, my response is always “I don’t know.” At this point in my life, I don’t know what I need and what I think I need one day will vary wildly to the next. One second I… Read More What Can I Do?
Tomorrow will mark three months. Three months. It seems like such a short, fleeting amount of time, and yet it has proven to be the longest days of my life. How has it already been three months? How have I not seen my sweet husband’s face or heard his laugh or looked into his eyes for… Read More My Most Courageous Husband
Today marks one month since the love of my life left my side and took his place amongst the angels. There aren’t words to describe the past month; the pain is ever-present and the sadness never leaves. January 12th was by far the hardest day of my life, but the subsequent days have certainly left… Read More One Month Later
A service to celebrate the life of my dear, sweet husband will be held this Sunday, January 17th, at Traders Point Christian Church. Service will begin at 5pm, but doors will open at 4pm. For those unable to attend but would still like to view his memorial, the service will be live streamed at TPCC.org.… Read More Celebration Service for Andrew Smith