Sunday, March 1, 2009

Love WILL keep us alive



Love will keep us alive!! When the band-aid get's ripped off repeatedly, it is nice at the end of the day to have each other. I have no idea what I would do without Chris, he has been a rock through everything. I wanted to give up so many times, but he keeps pushing me on. I sometimes feel like Chris and I are celebrities, and we cannot get away from the chatter and public talk about our situation. It is so comforting to know that we have each other, and that through this we will come out stronger on the other end if we can just hold on and make it that far. I am looking forward to the day when I can think about Preslie, and not feel emptiness and sadness. It kills me to look at pictures of before Preslie, and see how happy we were. We had no clue what life would throw us, and how sad we would end up being. Oh how I miss my baby girl. I am just grateful that I still have Chris, and that one day we will all be together again. I just wish it wasn't so dang far away.

14 comments:

Brandon and Mandy said...

Um, that is the cutest picture ever. I hope it's good attention, and not annoying attention, but it's to be expected. A lot of people love you guys.

Courtney and Jason said...

What a cute picture of the two of you!

I feel the same way about Jason. I do not know what I would do without him. He seriously picks me up whenever I fall.

I happened to stumble on some pictures today of us and of me before we lost the boys. It really is incredibly sad to see how happy we all were before tragedy struck.

I hate that this happened to all of us. I just want to make things right again and to have our babies back.

Deb and Stan said...

You are so dang beautiful it is almost shocking! Here's my take: when I look at you and Chris, besides your collective beauty, I see an incredible faith in God and a child-like love for our Savior, Jesus Christ. It has grown so much the last four months, everyone can see it, even baby Preslie, and she is rejoicing, cuz maybe, just maybe, that was her mission.

Amy said...

I know how you feel Riley! Our stories are so similar...i'm so sorry. I hope our girls know each other in heaven and are friends. I miss Alexis so much it hurts. I wish you lived in Utah or me in Michigan so we could visit. Our prayers are with you!

Love
Amy

Aubreydoll said...

You and Chris are so blessed to have each other (and you make the absolute cutest couple)! I'm sure some people just want to feel like they're a part of something and don't realize the hurt that they're causing. Just continue to hold on to each other and know that you can count on your family and friends when you're both in need of comfort. We love you!

Alexis said...

I had to comment on your last post b/c I have never won on that dang claw machine so i am so impressed!! And I love your wedding picture on the sidebar - it is awesome. Thank goodness we can't see the future or we'd never think we could survive what is coming our way. So grateful the Lord strengthens us when we need it....

Des said...

that is the cutest pictures of you two! I love your curly hair...it is so curly!! love it.

Brittanie said...

It still hurts a little to look back at those "before" pictures. Especially when I was pregnant with Cora...when I had no clue that such devastation could happen to me. But I agree, you find your strength. I sort of feel now that if Matt and I can get through this...we can get through anything.

And mortality DOES feel like eternity sometimes, doesn't it? but I look back at the last 2 years and 10 months (which is what it is exactly today), and I'm surprised how fast it has gone. It hurts that every second seems to take me further away from her, but it also takes me one second closer.

Anyway, I'm babbling now. I just wanted to give you a virtual hug. Like Amy said, I can't help but wonder if our girls know each other...if they helped us find each other to collectively comfort one another. It'd be nice if we could all go out to lunch together, if we lived closer.

Michelle said...

You guys are such a beautiful couple...I know Preslie is with you often and SOOO proud of her mom and dad...it will be just a moment to her and all the other angels up there before you are all together again! So glad you found my blog and we are friends...I am grateful for you!!

Bobby and M!kell said...

great pic Rylie you are so beautiful and you and Chris are so amazing together. It is so wonderful to be with someone that picks you up when you fall and isn't going to let go. keep your head up. ♥

you gonna eat that? said...

That's a cute picture of you two. Feel free to come visit ANY TIME you'd like! I miss you Rylie- you're so fun. Love you.

Courtney and Jason said...

Can't wait to meet you tomorrow my friend!

*hugs*

Bateman said...

Rylie and Chris,
You are continuously in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and admire your faith and testimonies. You are lucky to have each other and little Preslie looking out for her mom and dad. That is the cutest picture of you both.

Bateman said...

Rylie and Chris,
We admire your faith and testimonies and strength. You are lucky to have each other and little Preslie looking out for her mom and dad. We love you and your little family so much, you are in our thoughts and prayers always.