Okay, where was I?
Oh, yes... May.
Thank goodness I have photos to remind me of some of those sweet! moments from last month. Here we go...
Hanging out with your sister-in-law's precious shelter rescue "Penny" for 10 days. (She plopped down between my feet like that all on her own! I'm so grateful I had my phone in my hand!)
Discovering a Wall of Honor for your sorely missed and beloved father-in-law built by his sons in his garage.
A walk along the Blackwater River in Milton, Florida at dusk under a full moon with two of your sisters-in-law, a niece, and your iPhone camera.
Paying respects to Pop and other veterans at Barrancas National Cemetery on Memorial Day.
Celebrating your mother-in-law's birthday in person!
Carrot Cake, healthy-style, thanks to your gifted sister-in-law.
Tagging along with your brother-in-law's family to the National Naval Aviation museum...and re-creating a favorite photo pose.
Peg-Leg-Pete's in Pensacola with some of your family. (Try the Cajun Burger. YUM!)
Your first visit to the Gulf Islands National Seashore in over 2 years... and having your zoom lens with you so you can go all paparrazi on the nesting American Oystercatchers.
A shrimp and crab leg feast, courtesy of your sweet mother-in-law.
The joy on your mom's face when she receives a Mother's Day card and photos from her great-granddaughter who lives several states away.
Confirmation and First Communion ceremonies at your church in one month.
Helping your market center and Thomas Wright Ministries serve a barbecue lunch to many of Austin's homeless population on Keller Williams Realty's Red Day (Renew, Energize, and Donate)
Being able to celebrate Mother's Day with your mother; dear friends visiting from out of town who want to see your mom; and a sweet cousin who faithfully visits her (always bringing gifts).
The wedding of your "other" son (your son's best friend) at Sholz Garten; getting to see all of "those kids" all grown up; the bride and groom exiting via pedi-cab, Austin-style.
Dinner and an Ed Sheeran concert with your daughter-in-law and friends.
Time spent with your puppy Belle. And summer wildflowers in your front yard.
One last sweet! from May... Tom's birthday! This photo is from the weekend before - we didn't have a formal celebration this year. But another year with him in this world is definitely a sweet!
I believe I'm officially caught up now. I would vow to never get this far behind again, but I know myself better than that. Sigh.
"Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday."
To all of you dads out there, I hope you have a wonderful Father's Day weekend. To all of you who, like me, have lost their dads, let's toast their memories and give thanks for the time we had with them!