I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving with family and friends. Jason and I were surrounded by our families for a few days, and it was nice to be together although the actual day was very difficult. I'm so glad it's over. One big holiday to check off my list of "firsts" without Reese.
Her marker came in before Thanksgiving, and the stone is much better. Thank you all for being concerned about this!
Zach and Abby were hilarious together. They chased each other around every day saying, "Zachy" or "Abba."
It's for you, Abba.
Shannon, Cody, Jason, and I went to a candle lighting service last night in honor of Reese. The roads were lined with candles at the Memorial Gardens, and we also had a candle placed on Reese's marker.
It was a stunning sight.
Reese's name was called out along with all of the other people who have passed away this year. As I heard her name Reese Catherine Rowe being "officially" called, I thought to myself how much I love hearing her name. Then I thought about how we will never hear her name spoken at her kindergarten, high school, or college graduations. Never see her walk across that stage.
I try to imagine how beautiful her name sounded on the lips of GOD in Heaven when He called her home. I almost wish we could have heard Him. He must have been so pleased with her life.
I will always be so thankful I am Zach and Reese's mom.
This is what the LORD says—
He who created you...
He who formed you...
I have summoned you by name; you are Mine.