This morning after a restless night of sleep and waking far too early for vacation standards, we witnessed a pretty spectacular sunrise.
Today is Monday, the 20th of October.
A very hard day for our family, and many of Davis' close friends.
We mark the one year anniversary of losing our Davis.
As difficult as this year has been for all of us, we really feel blessed, loved and cared for.
Countless acts of love and kindness have been done and encouraging words spoken by so many.
We know we can't thank you enough for this strength
but it is our hope to pass this love on to others
as we travel our individual paths towards healing
and living life to the best of our abilities.
(Saturday evening at sunset)
There have been many days that have certainly felt like a hurricane.
The pounding of the surf and the constant churning of our sadness and grief.
(This morning opposite direction of the sunrise)
But we have also felt the strength and the hope in the light and beauty around us.
Thankful every day for new beginning
and the hope that we have
knowing that we will be with him again one day
and will have so much to share and catch up on.
We have learned to live with more purpose and love.
We continue to feel his presence in sweet ways.
We are thankful for the days and memories we have had with him
and pray for his well being, progress and peace for him and us.
And I will wish every day for a glimpse of him - just to see how he is doing and who he is with.
I know that is not a likely event and am coming to the understanding that this glimpse of him and his love will be found all around me as I remember his heart of gold and quiet ambitions and dreams.
His talents of music, athletic ability and love for nature.
His need to always be on the lookout for those who needed a leg up.
His strong hands and quick mind.
And that laugh of his and the twinkle in his eye.
I love you, Davis. Thank you for what you have taught and continue to teach me.