Today is the memorial celebrating little Abby’s life. It is difficult for me because it brings back so many memories of losing you.
Your mother, bless her heart, knows how I get lost, and emailed me detailed instructions of how to find the church in Chandler. She set up the instructions to include what I do from the minute I walk out of my house until I get there! (Turn north off Bromley St., etc.) I am sitting here, with tears in my eyes thinking of you as a little girl, remembering doing your hair, tieing bows on your beautiful dresses and how you used to laugh.
I just realized, today, when I was reading through Taryn’s directions, that the memorial was in the evening. Logan’s band has a show at Skrappy’s tonight, and on December 7th there was a large fight there, with one young man shot to death and another with his head cracked open. I realize Logan still has to play the gig, but, as a mom, I have to be there because of the shooting. I realize there is nothing I could do if another fight breaks out, but at least I’d be there if there is shooting.
I am thinking of Amy, Virginia and Taryn, as well as all members of the Oldham and Wiersma families, and the pain they are going through. I know you and your dad will take good care of precious little Abby, and help make things easier for your family still here on earth.
I love you,