17 June, 2008

One Year Ago Today. . .


One year ago today, my life changed forever.

Gavin,

You are my best friend, you are my inspiration,
you are my compass, and I love you.
Here we are, one ENTIRE YEAR LATER,
and still,
I long for you every day, and you fill my dreams at night.
Your laughter rings sweet in my ears,
and your smile burns deep and lasting in my memory.
I can't wait for the day when we will walk together again,
hand in hand, laughing, singing and being
. . . together.
Until then, I promise to be brave,
live true, stand tall and love, love, love. . .
Heaven knows you did.

I love you.

See you soon . . . but not too soon I hope!
Frrrr. . . :)

xoxo,

Sis

13 comments:

Sherry said...

My thoughts are with you. I'm tearing up now thinking about your pain. I would be lost without my little bro as well. Love to you and your family.

Bethany said...

your post on Gavin have really touched me today, thank you.

Bethany said...

(oh...btw...yesterday i commented from my photo account, and today i commented from my other google account, to my other blog, hence the two diff links! my bad. haha.)

shelly said...

Gavin is in my heart and in my mind...I love you, Natalie!

Kelli Eudis said...

beautiful natalie. very touching.

Kelli Eudis said...

by the way. great article on Baby Time. your always so helpful!

Heather said...

I miss Gav!...SOOOOOO much.

richie said...

Gavin and I used to go to that beach (Hukilau Beach) in the middle of the night...when it was totally dark...and body surf those little breakers. I miss you Gav! I love you Nat. I've been totally amazed at how incredibly strong and faithful you are.

The Baldwin Brigade said...

My thoughts are with you and your family, Nat!

Lauren-Sweet Magnolia Photography said...

Natalie, I am so sorry for the loss you suffered when you lost your brother. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Bethany said...

(oh dear... "post" meaning "posts." thanks again.)

I'm Natalie. said...

Thanks everyone for the support! I really appreciate it. It's been a weepy day or two, but ultimately I really am SO HAPPY with my life!!! It just has a Gavin sized hole that I'm trying every day to fill with love and laughter! Thank you all for helping me with that!! ;)

kanaboke said...

I read all of your posts on Gavin, and gosh, what a great guy and Uncle!!! The world is definitely a better place because it had Gavin in it...you've continued his Legacy with your beautiful shots of life!! Keep on Keepin' on Natalie ~ you are wonderful!!