A year ago today, our lives changed forever. It was a beautiful morning….similar to this morning. I met my friend Tracey at Wrightsville Beach for some exercise, talking and a beautiful sunrise.
Later that morning we stepped out of our lives to begin a journey I would have never thought I could survive. We have learned a lot about life, death, love and faith this past year. We have learned a lot about ourselves, about others and about God.
I am so thankful for the extra time we had on this Earth with Zack….he was gone that morning but came back to us. I am so thankful that God gave him to us. If this had to happen to Zack, I am so grateful God chose us to be his parents so that we got to love and care for him during his courageous journey.
Some would think that our journey is over but we feel God leading us, encouraging us on in this journey that has really only just begun.
We will celebrate Nick’s birthday early with a fun (surprise party – even though he knows about it he is calling it a surprise) pool party in our backyard tomorrow. Many of Zack’s friends are coming to celebrate with us. I think it will be a bittersweet day for all of us but Zack will live on through everything we do. Nick is very excited and I am very happy to see him so excited. This week has been especially tough on our little guy who is so missing his big brother.
We will leave Wilmington Saturday to visit our family in Pamlico County and to celebrate our nephew Ryan Mayo’s graduation from high school. Then we will say our good byes and leave in our motor home for destinations known and unknown. We aren’t really sure when we will be back….we are looking to have some great time with Nick and with God and wait and see what he has planned for us next.
I have started a blog (I’m new to blogging so bear with me as I learn) and welcome you to follow along with us on our journey of healing and discovery. People have said to take it one day at a time….we aren’t there yet. We are taking it a moment at a time and that is the best we can do for now.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; ~ Proverbs 3:5
Thank you for continued support, encouragement and prayers for all of us….