Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Another difficult year with AND without Mike.
(Picture taken in 1989)


Carl in NC said...

The other day I was thinking about missing Shannon, like the "with and without" comment that you made, and God placed on my mind another view to take as follows:

Shannon, probably like Mike, always made an impact on the people that she met. We have many friends and family members who have very fond memories of her. The thought that I had was that she gave a little bit of who she was to all these people she encountered, and I can be encouraged to know that all these people around us who have had their lives impacted by her actually share that little bit of her back to me when they are around. This may sound a little odd, but it made me smile...

Thanks for sharing your lives through your blog! You are a tremendous family.

Take care and God bless,


Karen said...

Carl -
I know exactly how you feel and what you are trying to say. Mike seems to have been alot like Shannon and the kindness he extended to others has certainly been returned tenfold. It's still a unique and lonely situation when your spouse is right there next to you and they are unable to simply say.."I love you". People take that phrase for granted so frequently. It's sad.