Here is the groom now. Yes, it's a casket. Are you thinking I lured you in to this post. I did. I want to get the point across. He died two days before their anniversary. He had a brilliant future ahead of him. He was a pilot in the Air Force He just had his first interview for his dream job, a pilot for Delta. He flew all over the country and abroad. Guess how he died. He was changing a tire roadside when a distracted driver hit and killed him and almost his wife. She was able to jump out of the way . (You are probably saying what the heck are you doing posting this) Sorry but this needs to be told and told again. You can barely see his mother at the bottom left of the photo. You can almost feel her sadness. His dad and his brother are carrying the casket. What you can't see are about 200 men in flight suits behind the formal air force soldiers. They were all over town all day. PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO PUT AWAY THEIR CELL PHONES WHEN DRIVING. Also any other distraction isn't worth doing this to a bride, family, friends and community. The driver was 19. Imagine how she feels. And poor Alyssa, the bride, witnessing this. She spoke at his funeral just for a minute. She thanked him for being her best friend and the love of her life, and for treating her like the princess she was. So true. Later in the day the kids and I were walking into their house and heard something so scary. It was loud and we couldn't find the source. All of a sudden there was a fighter jet directly above us. I'm not kidding. Very close. My grands live on a hilltop above the cemetery. I knew right away it was for Nathan. I have know Alyssa since she was a baby. I am friends with her mom. I first met Nathan when he played t -ball with our son when he was five. Both the mom and the mother in law work at our doctor's office. PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH THOSE YOU LOVE.
To add some sunshine, I will move on.
here is Mabel on the playground the first day that I went to pick her up from school. So fun seeing her at school. She goes to all day kindergarten. I haven't started back to volunteering at the school yet. The 2 second grade teachers have asked if I would come again. I would love to but also be there for the kids third grade teachers and now Mabel's. Hmmm, that's five teacher. I had some other pictures of Mabel and M. together and then downtown after they ate ice cream and were all goofy. M. erased them. I told him that didn't make me happy. He said I would just put the pictures on Facebook.
Her are my son and his wife at the opening of the exercise studio. It has taken off like wildfire. She has a wait list. She uses the LaGree machines and has a franchise . If you go back to the first picture the studio is on the other side of the trees on the left side of the blue awning. Upstairs, up many stairs. They have this one brick wall that is original to the building.
And here is Miss Mabel again. This picture should have followed the school picture. She is showing me her dance moves. She just stated back to lessons. She's doing three classes. But the gymnastics is where she excels. She is five and they moved her up to the 3rd grade level. No wonder with her mom being a fitness instructor and a former cheerleader. She even cheered for FSU and was on the homecoming court. Does it look like they need a new laptop cover, hah. That looks nasty.
Do you know her. This is Amy Butler. She lives in the same neighborhood where my kids do. And, she has signed up for lessons at the studio.
So I will leave you now. Maybe the last of the clown pictures the next time. See you next week.