Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Travel and Treasure

By this time next month Maranda, Thomas, and Christina will have traveled to and from Montana, Minnesota, Muskegon, and be on their way to Topsail Island NC.
The trips to Montana and Muskegon are both week long camps for kids with siblings that have or have had cancer.  The Minnesota trip is one that will have them, and me, meetup with Linda who will be there for a work seminar.  Along the way we'll enjoy a water park, the Mall of America, and the company of our dear friends Heath and Amy and their family.  The trip to Topsail will be on the heels of the Muskegon trip.  Topsail is an annual event for us and a place to rejuvenate on the sandy, uncrowded beach of the Atlantic seashore where Blackbeard once frequented. We're guaranteed to find treasure this year as we will be in the company of most of my siblings and their broods, and a smattering of others as well.  In all I think we are up to about 35 of us going.  Look out Topsail.
Life without Lisa's physical presence has been almost unbearable.  We see her everywhere and in everything. Were it not for the treasure of family and friends I don't know how we would get through this. A big thank you to all. Be safe, have fun, and live life fully.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A gift from Lisa on this 4th of July.

It’s been a while since our last post.  Since June 7th Maranda, Thomas, and Chrissy have wrapped up the school year, we all enjoyed a couple weeks at the cottage, Maranda finished drivers training, Chrissy celebrated her 14th birthday, and Tom visited a friend in California for a week.  As we ready ourselves for the 4th of July I’m compelled prod you all to be safe, thankful, and live in moment as Lisa taught us to.  As the saying goes, The past is history, the future is a mystery, but today is a gift – that’s why they call it “the present”.

Speaking of gifts, here’s a link to a video of Lisa reading this past December.  I want to thank Ms. Mattson for capturing this and sharing it with us.