Wednesday, April 29, 2009

6 years

Yesterday was George's 6th anniversary since he passed away.

I still miss him like crazy. I think I miss him the most when the vicissitudes of life start to hit all at once...that's when I could really use his advice and guidance. He was always there for me growing up and always seemed to make sense of things when they weren't going right. And he was there to celebrate and enjoy the moments of peace and tranquility.

I wrote this for him shortly after he passed away. I was with him when he passed and it's something that's marked me, not scarred me for life. It's taught me a lot about life and it's strengthened my testimony that it's not the end. I know we'll see our loved ones again one day through the blessings of the gospel of jesus Christ.

A New Light

by Joyce Kuklis

I just wish your pain would stop,
and death would heal your wounds.
You've lived your life to it's fullest,
and seen hundreds of blue moons.

All my life you were the one,
Who kissed my skinned knees.
Now I wait for the gentle breeze to blow,
For you to whisper to me through the trees.

Every day I look at you,
and see the pain in your eyes.
You dont have to say a single word,
I can feel all your cries.

I hear the struggle in every breath,
when I'm there with you.
It burns a hole right through my heart,
because reality is becoming true.

I know that soon you will be gone,
I see your light is fading.
But a new one is lighting up,
As the other one is cascading.

No goodbyes will be said,
Because I'll see you again someday,
You've just told me to spread your ashes,
By the calm, magestic bay.

No longer will you be at my side,
But you'll be with the others,
Waiting for the day my time will come,
Rejoicing with your brothers.

You cant speak a single word,
But I know that you love me,
So now I have to show my love,
now I have to let you be free.

R.I.P. Lt. Charles G. Donoho 10.31.1913-4.28.03

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

San Fran fun and pictures!

I think I'm going to start blogging more. Most of the time I think of a million things to write about throughout the day, and then forget half of them. The half that somehow gets encoded in my long term memory is usually too jumbled to know where to begin so I end up not blogging at all haha. I promised my sister-in-law I'd update more so she can stay posted on my life since we don't always make it to the phone when we call. I pretty much love her. I've known her for about a year and she's one of those people that I know will be there for me even if we don't talk every single day. She made my hopes and dreams of someday being a part of my niece's life possible despite our Jerry Springer-esque family dynamics...or dysfunctions...however you want to call it. :)

I'm posting some of my favorite photos from my most recent road trip. I went to San Francisco with Cecily. She needed a road trip buddy as she made her trek to her mission companion's wedding! I'll put up all the "people pictures" first and then the ones that made me feel all artsy fartsy in another post.

random statue at the bart station

people around the Porf of SF

taking a break after biking the bridge. It's not as easy as it looks. I'll explain later.

Cecily super pumped to be back on a bike after her mission! HAHA!
taking a break after going up some crazy hills on the bikes we rented!

on the ferry from sausalito back to the wrong pier :(

chillin on the bart

-OMG I was so tired! Biking up and down hills all day and walking up and down 'em too!!!
Anyway...I'm tired. I'll post more stuff later. I'm done for now!!!