The weather was gorgeous, overcast and warm.
Merrill's Auntie Rie made him a special outfit and
Scarlett got a dress that was all her own and not a hand-me-down.
Our wonderful family and friends came to celebrate our sweet kids.
I tried this cupcake tower thing. It didn't turn out as I envisioned but the cupcakes were delicious.
I must thank my sister, Natalie, who helped me organize and plan this event.
Her tips for planning an event is for another post.
The man on the right is my dad, he blessed Scarlett.
The man on the left is Clint's dad, Merrill Dee, who blessed Merrill Dee.
My brother is too cool to pose for a picture with his sisters.
And here are Clint's parents.
I was going to post about this day weeks ago but wanted to edit pictures and what not. And now I post about it because almost exactly 3 weeks after this perfect day Clint's dad, Merrill Dee, passed away. It was an accident and it was sudden and heartbreaking. And now you know more about my past two posts. We are so grateful that we have this day in our memories. We are so grateful it was so perfect. Merrill was so proud to have a namesake. He talked about him to everyone he knew. He was such a wonderful grandpa and one of the things that makes it so hard is that our kids won't remember him. Eva woke up Monday morning crying. When Clint checked on her she said, "I miss Grandpa." She told me she had a dream about him and that it was a "nice" dream. She has never told me that she has had nice dreams before she always tells me about her bad dreams but I hope she has more nice ones.
I have so much more to say about my feelings. The past week has been hard and I have learned a lot. Death sure teaches the living so much. I was honored to be with Clint's family last week and mourn with them and be there for his passing. Merrill was an amazing man. I will miss him terribly. For now I will send out a thank you to the people who helped and comforted me, who sent me flowers and texts and thoughts and love. Life is precious. We must treat it so. Share your love, forgive, ask for forgiveness and be joyful because tomorrow who knows what could happen.