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Why I’ve smiled lately…

5 Jul
I can’t put EVERYTHING in this list that has made me smile (keeping it PG lol), but here’s a small sample from the last month and a half (sorry it’s been so long!):

 

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It’s two of my favorite animals in one photo! I need more cute photos like this 🙂


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Spent Comicpalooza with two awesome friends. Shout outs to Molly and Mark! It was definitely an interesting blast, because FOUR DOCTORS! 😉

Speaking of Doctors……..

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I was able to mark another Doctor off my list: the Fifth Doctor! He may not be my favorite Doctor, but I have found I absolutely adore Peter Davison ❤ Plus come on, this photo is awesome (mainly because we were all laughing as my wig had attacked his face at first)


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Gotta love us Shafer gals 😉 Family embraces your weirdness (only because they are just as weird!)


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Helped End Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day this year with my loves, Team Wine Lords. Always have a blast with these people.


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And most recently, spent a long weekend with my parents celebrating their 35th Anniversary  ❤

Love you Moeder, love you Dad!

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Our world has gotten a little darker

17 May

Sir Eduard Fens: Vader, Opa, Echtgenoot, Overgrootvader, Broer……passed away over night.

He was one of the strongest men in my life. Smart, loving, indomitable, and a bit quiet.

So many memories have been going through my mind since the news reached Texas that he was on a downward swing. They’ve been playing in my head like home videos. Then when Moeder rang me an hour ago and let me know that he passed, those home videos became snapshots. Stills. All movement ceased. My heart breaks a little more with each one that pops in my head.

I know the routine. “I’m glad he’s not in pain anymore.” or “His soul is in a better place now.” That’s all fine and dandy, but………

My heart goes out to Oma. Mij Moeder, Tante Lia, Oom Ed, Tante Patty.

Opa, we may cry over your passing, but know that these tears will be replaced by all the loving and fantastic memories we have of our time with you. ❤ ❤ ❤

Ik hou van jou.

jou kleindochter,

Yessica


 

You didn’t die just recently,
You died some time ago.
Although your body stayed a while,
And didn’t really know.

For you had got Alzheimer’s,
You failed to comprehend.
Your body went on living.
But your mind had reached its end.

So we’ve already said, “Goodbye”,
To the person that we knew.
The person that we truly loved,
The person that was, “You”.

And so we meet again today,
To toast your bodies end.
For it was true and faithful,
Until right at the end.

And so, when we remember,
We’ll think of all the rest.
We’ll concentrate on earlier,
And remember all the best.

For in the real scheme of things,
Your illness wasn’t long.
Compared to all the happiness,
You brought your whole life long.

We think of you as yesterday,
When you were fit and well.
And when we’re asked about you,
It’s those things that we’ll tell.

And so we meet in remembrance,
Of a mind so fit and true.
We’re here to pay our last respects
To say that, “We love you”.

-Unknown (via Alzheimer’s Association)

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My niece at dinner last night!

25 May

Taking a break from working on videos and photos from Dallas Comic Con to show a bit of my totes adorb niece Ryleigh 🙂 Love ya RyRy!

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