Here is our wedding party in 1984. How is it possible that 25 years have passed since that day?!?
As I was planning our getaway, we found out that David, our little ringbearer, died suddenly. He was a wonderful person, whom I babysat since he was born, until he was too old for a babysitter, and after that we remained friends. David was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, and had a multitude of challenges throughout his too short life. He had a wonderful sense of humour and an infectious giggle. I loved him since the first day I held him in my arms and was always so inspired by him. My career choices evolved out of my life changing experiences with him, his mother being one of my references for my first job in social work. Eventually I had my own children and named my son after him. He was engaged to be married in August and it is still hard to believe that now he is gone. I wish I would still be planning what quilt pattern to make him for a wedding gift.
It will be good to have a couple of days to be away, to remember the friends that we have met and loved and celebrated with over the last 25 years...to drink a toast to the friends we have lost and to remember that every day with loved ones is a gift to be treasured.