(Me in first grade wearing the outfit we sewed together)
This year we spent Christmas in Las Vegas. I loved it! If I have more time tonight I will share some pictures and more details. Still, even with distance, I missed my mother so much! That is really why we left and to be honest when a major holiday comes and Chris' family doesn't have dibs I would rather be there than here.
When I came home I had to keep my promise to William and my dad by cleaning out everything that was my moms and together we decided what needed to be kept. I finished that task on Thursday. It was heart crushing (and not just because she was hoarder). I really don't have words to describe what it is like to go through every hand written note I had ever written her. Every single outfit she had kept of ours, every halloween costume, every picture, every outfit she wore and cleaning up the bloody clothing I found she had worn the night the ambulance got her. It was like her whole life's treasures were all either thrown in the trash, stuck into closets, or boxed for Goodwill. There was no doubt that my best friend is gone from this earth and no matter how hard I might wish her back she isn't coming home.
step of the way.
(My final semester at UT she came down for Halloween)
(In High School during a speech tournaments trip to Houston)
(Middle School with my crazy brother and mom during the holidays)
(A home game at UT with my mom visiting)