Tuesday, January 27

Snow Tubing

Tuesday, Dustin and I had the opportunity to take the girls snow tubing with a family from our church. To say they had a blast is an understatement; Kadenn took to the snow as if it was her natural environment, and Kylei loved the thrill of speeding down the hills. I, on the other hand, feel like I broke my back (I guess that shows my age!).

As we drove to Whitetail, I looked into the backseat at the girls. They were all smiles and giggling with excitement. I also envisioned Baby Todd, sitting in his carseat, with no idea of what was to come. This would be his first visit, of many, to Whitetail.
There have been other "firsts" that we have already experienced with out Baby Todd. Like our first sunday back to church, and our first dinner with Pap & Nan at their new house.

Today there are bitter sweet emotions, we are starting to get into the swing of things, which is a good thing. On the other hand, we still have the feeling of forgetting something. I know we will never forget Baby Brother, but moving on without him, kind of leaves us with that feeling. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.


Anonymous said...

I still think about and pray for you often. How well Daryl & I still remember the lonely feeling of "those firsts" without that loved one. The Lord has a way of giving the strength to get through each one of them and helping you to move on & continue living. I'm not sure how people do it without Christ in their lives to lean on. Keep hanging on to Him. Your lives are a true testimony to all that are watching you, especially your girls! What a witness they are seeing lived out in both of you!

God Bless!
Rhonda Hunsecker

Salt said...

It is impossible to overstate my gratitude to you for sharing your journey with so many. Keep pressing on and into Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you! May you continue to use each "first" to bring a blessing to the Lord's name in remembering your loved one as well as spending time with your family! God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Dustin & Jerri~
I am so happy that you were able to get out and have a fun family night. From the pictures, it looks like you all had a great time! It is a beautiful thing to see you all investing in each others time. The four of you are an incredible inspiration to us all. Thank you for your Godly examples. We will continue to pray for you all, as you continue to live each day without the presence of baby brother. And we will praise God with you that Todd is with Jesus and in a perfect body! And as 'Salt' said, may each first bring glory and honor to Jesus Christ and be a testimony to all you don't know HIM yet! We love you so much!!, jared and annie

Salt said...

Dear Dustin and Jerri,
Just wanted to let you know that I still check your blog now and then and although it won't continue forever it sure is a HUGE blessing. I praise the Lord for your lives. Keep pressing into Jesus!

Anonymous said...

Hey you two,
Just wanted to let you know I still visit your blog and that I'm still praying for you all.
You have been an inspiration to me.
May God bless you and keep you in his ever loving arms.