Sunday, December 2, 2007

10 Years

December 7 makes 10 years since my father passed away. Not the best anniversary but an important one none the less. I imagine December 7 would pass again this year as in previous years, a remembrance of my dad but a continuation of my life as is. This year is different. Different because it has been 10 years and because Kevin will be flying all day on December 7 on his return from South Africa. Anyone who knows me understands that I do not really like to fly, in fact it terrifies me. However, I continue to fly as my desire to travel and see new places eventually wins out over my fear. But for my husband to be flying (the one thing that really scares me) on the very day that my dad passed away 10 years ago is creeping me out a little. Please keep Kevin in your thoughts as he travels back to us next Friday.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ashley, you make my heart ache for you! We miss your dad so much---I will certainly pray for Kevin's safe return. Hoping that Friday will be an easier day than you think---remember that we all will have you in mind and send good thoughts to you. I love you!
Aunt Ellen

Kristi said...

I hope that the day goes smoothly for you, and that you just look at Todd and see your Dad in him. I know that he must be so proud of those boys. I certainly can't understand, but I will pray for peace for your heart and mind on Friday! Love you much!

Keysgal@QuietWater said...

My sweet girl. Kevin could not have a better angel looking over him, as he wings back to you and the boys, than your Daddy. I have been trying to think of some way to remember Daddy in a special way on this the 10th year he is gone from us and it just hit me last night on my way back here from Fort Myers. We all hold him still so close in our hearts and our memories are so good....what more can we ask than to have all the ones we leave behind remember us in such a special way? I certainly hope I live in a way that I can leave that kind of legacy behind. You, Kevin and the boys are in my prayers each and every day but I will say a special one for all of you this week. He will be home safe and sound on Saturday! Love you.

*pab said...

Oh, my sweet sissy, I know scared you are, and I won't dismiss that feeling and simply tell you to not be scared. If there is something I know for sure in life, it is that the universe has a way of taking care of us when we don't even know it. I hope it will bring some comfort to you that all of Ed's girls will be in the 239 this Friday, probably together, and this is first time it's been that way, on the actual date, since 1997. I'm taking that as a sign from our special angel. Love you. xo Sissy

Anonymous said...

You guys are so sweet, you make me cry! I'll be fine, I've been staying at a holiday Inn Express so if something happens to the pilotS, I'll know how to fly it! Seriously though, I just can't help wonder if it would be cool to make it a day of celebration from now on and little Ziggy be born that day or for selfish reason, wait until I get home so I can be there! I vote make it a day of celebration, but guess we don't get any say in that!
Love ya
Kevin

Kristi said...

I agree, Kevin! This COULD be a day of celebration!!! We are praying for your safe return...

*pab said...

You know, when PG and I were in the hospital this week, the charge nurse gave us "less than 50%" odds that we would go home with a baby still in utero. We are at home now, but we couldn't help but think how neat it would be if 12/7 became a day of celebration from a day of sadness. Alas, Ziggy's birthday will be 12/17, but that is still cosmic, in a way: 10 days hence from 12/7.