The Girl that Loved Dogs

For Rory’s birthday service project last February, we took needed items to the Humane Society.

We brought in a couple boxes.

The manager of contributions, Lisa, gave us a wagon.

We rolled in a huge stack.

Then had to go back for more. And more.

Lisa was so appreciative.

She hugged us.

Cried with us.

Celebrated our girl with us.

Right before we left she said she wanted to add Rory’s name to their memorial garden.

Lance and I came up with the wording.

Her brick was placed yesterday.

To the girl that loved dogs.

That loves dogs.

Thank you for continuing to help us remember and celebrate her!

We miss her.

Happy Birthday (Part 2)

Today is Rory’s birthday. My hope was a day filled with love, service, and family.

That’s what we got.

We have felt so much love from all of you. Thank you for helping us with the service project. Thank you for sending texts, messages, and comments. We read each one and they mean so much to us. Thank you doesn’t quite reach how much your thoughts and prayers mean to us.

The humane society was thrilled with the donations. The service project was a brain saver for me as January kept pressing me into the ground.

We spent the day doing fun things with the boys. We created “Kid’s Day” for them in memory of Rory. We want it to be a tradition that lasts the years. Our hope is that when the boys have babies they can tell them Kid’s Day is in honor of Aunt Rory. Their Aunt that they won’t know in this life. But was here. And was amazing.

Our hope is that one day a year will always be dedicated to Rory.

To service.

To love.

And to family.

Rory would love that.