I love Autumn.
This week’s theme over at You Capture was Autumn. This made me very excited as we were planning a fall trip to Put in Bay to press the cider from the apples hubs & FIL harvested last weekend-something I have never been able to do before this year-so I was very excited.
I love how he knows how important capturing life is to me. Even when he is busiest he still feels the camera on him and instead of scowling or hiding his face, like so many others do when I try to take their photo. He always pauses and gives me the most loving smile.
Yesterday we went and celebrated the life of Logan. So many people came out to greet the family-it really meant a lot to see how much this young man had impacted so many lives in his short life. It was a constant drizzle that morning until we got to the cemetary for the balloon release. The grey clouds broke and there was a bright blue sky with the sun shining down. It was beautiful.
This past weekend I got a call from my surrogate Mother in Law, Gail. I knew something was wrong when I didn’t the get the cheerful and usual “Hi There!” When I answered the phone. She asked if I had seen the news, and since I was wrapping up a jewelry party at the time, I replied no. Thinking that maybe that something had happened, but not ever imagining the next words coming out of her mouth would be “Turn on Channel 8, the Logan that they are talking about it our Logan, Sherri and Jason’s Logan.”
Not long ago I learned of some news that is just heart breaking. A family that is close to us in a very complex way lost their 12 year old son this afternoon. He was playing around near the guard rail near the cliff of the river in our town, slipped and hit his head and fell 30 feet into the river. As of this evening the local rescue crews have called off the search as the conditions were too dangerous for the rescue crews, the will start again in the morning. This little boy, just a bit older than The Chicken and a bit younger than Giggles. A boy whom I have seen at a distance grow up in a family that has over come so much grief already…..it just isn’t fair.
As I type this Giggles is getting ready for her first Homecoming. The dress & the shoes are all layed out. Soon we will put the curlers in her hair and drive over to her friend’s house where we will take a ton of photos before they all pile in her friend’s parent’s car to go to Homecoming.