Monday, April 20, 2009

WE ARE ......


As the sun dawns this new day it is strangely like the one so long ago on that tragic day. On this day 10 years ago myself along with thousands of others witnessed the worst possible thing any one could imagined, the dark side of people.

I have done my fair share of grieving for those whose lives were taken that day and have moved forward with my life while still holding the memories of that day in a special place in my heart. But I find this year as the anniversary approached and even today my emotions are running on high and I am feeling vulnerable and raw.

I knew this year there would be lots of attention drawn to it and I told myself I could handle it and just move through my day like any other but I find myself sitting here reminiscing and grieving as if it were happening all over again.

Last night I went to the Columbine memorial and as soon as I stepped out of the car the first thing I saw was news vans and camera crews and with that image came a rush of memories . I know that this experience has taught me so much and will always be a part of me but I am reminded of the scripture in 1 Nephi 13:37

" And Blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost; and if they endure unto the end they shall be lifted up at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the lamb; and whoso shall publish peace, yea tidings of great joy, how beautiful upon the mountains shall they be.

Here are some pics of the memorial.

The memorial from the top of Rebel Hill.
The ribbon on the ground. It says Never Forgotten

A saying on the wall that I really really like and is so very true.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Family Pictures Contest

My sister in law sent me this link this afternoon for a photographer in Denver who is giving away a free family photo session to anyone who lives in the denver area or is willing to travel. If you are interested just click on the link below. Check this out the pictures on her website are AMAZING!!! or you can also go to her website at