The past few weeks have been crazy. We decided to move a few streets over into a more safe neighborhood. We found a really cute condo a few houses down from our friends in the ward. We spent all of last week packing and moving. I wanted to have everything done before I left for Idaho, but unfortunatly that didn't happen. I left Chris in a new house with a ton of boxes. I felt awful, but I have married the most wonderful man. He has not complained once, and has everything all put together and organized. Chris and Chew have been having a great time as bachelors while I have been gone.
I arrived in Boise Saturday night, and have been having a great time with my family. Monday I went on a 3 mile walk with my Mom, and then played tennis for 2 hours. I have not wanted to play tennis much since Preslie has died, but it felt so good to hit again. Later that day I decided to lay out by the pool...without sunscreen. Who would have thought that being pregnant "magnifys" your skin? What started as a nice purple/redish color, has trasformed into hundreds of blisters. Yes Mom and Chris, I learned my lesson.
While being in Idaho I have had a lot of time to think about Preslie. I was able to talk briefly with one of my Moms greatest friends after an enrichment on Tuesday, which really inspired me. She lost her first daughter many years ago, and seeing her now 9 children later she is just amazing. I told her if I could turn out half as great as she is then i'll be okay. She told me that what has happened to her has been the greatest blessing. She is an amazing Mother, example and teacher. I told her "I cannot look back these past 8 months and say that losing Preslie was a blessing, but I know down the road I will see it."
The hole in my heart aches for Preslie today, but I know she is near. Especially when I need her the most, she is with me. I can't wait to see her smile at me one day. That is my heaven.