Sunday, July 25, 2010

Holidays and Quiet Moments...

Hello All!
what an amazing past few days it has been! It's been great to be up here in calgary with Andy, Nat and their kids...getting the kids together and watching them laugh an have so much fun is just the best thing right now! It's actually been good to be up here, i thought maybe a bit hard to be here considering all of our time spent up here. I've still been in this rut of getting up and thinking i need to get ready to head up to the hospital or that i need to call and check in with Colin while i'm playing here with the kids...i really miss him like crazy and i miss him every time i think of how much fun he would be having with our boys and the rest of the family. We spent the day with some great family friends yesturday and it was the first day that i feel like i relaxed a little bit. We went to a little local beach and man made lake and it got us all so pumped to get out to Shushwap...the kids had so much fun! They made us this huge sea-food an fresh veggie feast for supper and i couldn't help but think how much Colin would have been over the moon to have been treated to such an amazing meal!
Today has been quiet...just playing around the yard and maybe later we'll head up to the mall. Not much us going on, but i've missed being with Andy and Nat and their family, it's kinda been a security blanket for me and they still's such a safe and quiet place to come and get away from it all....holidays are going to be great, i never knew how much i needed to get away until we actually just got out of town:)
Life will be waiting for us when we get back, but for now, i'm going to soak up every uninterupted minute with my family!
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for those of you who came to support Colin's family at the Memorial Tea that was held for him yesturday! I haven't heard much yet, but from what i did hear and the pics that i saw, there were so many who knew and loved Colin and his family....what a blessing it is to have you there and to have had you apart of his life! I know that Colin's mom and Grandma and i know there were others, who did so much to make it a special event!
Anyways, i think i hear a little Keegan who is coming up the stairs from his nap, i better go!
Love, Melissa


  1. Have a great holiday with the kids Melissa!
    Love ya! Kelly

  2. Hi Melissa,

    Tim and I went to the memorial, and so did all our kids and their spouses. It was a wonderful time to be together once again. We all thought of you and prayed for you.
    As you know, we have a huge family, and seeing so many of them together made me think of the verse in Psalms where David says, "my heritage is beautiful to me."

    Have a restful and relaxing vacation.
    Auntie Lorrie

  3. Melissa
    Enjoy your time away with your family. Soak up each moment. Congrats on the house, that is awesome how God knows all the little details we need and want.
    Melissa you should seriously consider making this blog into a book. You have such a way of expressing yourself and I think that your walk could encourage so many who are going through a journey very similarly to yours. So many others have said this about your blog as well, just thought I'd let you know. Katie

  4. Missy - so glad to hear about how this week has been for you - brings a huge smile to my face and warm feeling in my heart! Enjoy the sunshine, relaxing momments and your family. Take care and talk to you soon.

    Love Shan & Will

  5. It's so good to hear that you are doing well and enjoying your boys :) My 3 year old and I pray for you every night still ("Missa, Corgan, and Keegan") I think of you often! When I feel like I'm having a tough day I tell my self "Melissa can do it, so suck it up!" You are an inspiration. Have a GREAT holiday, enjoy every minute of it, I bet Colin would be so pleased to see how you are handling things and not letting "stuff" get in the way of enjoying his boys :)
    Praying faithfully
    Michelle Isaak