-Attending a wedding …Joe made it to the wedding too, as I walked to my car I noticed a Frito Truck parked across the road
-Friends…Seeing a lot of Joe’s Our friends and sharing many laughs
-Staying up til 3 am sipping wine and chatting by a fire
-Realizing it’s hard to drive to a wedding alone – hear a song that brings back memories – and not smear your mascara everywhere J
-A Pootza and great company
-Making a Halloween Costume that can’t be beat!
-Snuggling / playing with the kids at the day care. Their laughter and innocence is contagious
-Wondering how the heck my furnace got turned on…(Seriously, I think Joe did it. He used to tell me I was too cheap and we needed to turn up the heat…He won this time.)
-6 commitments in one day = CRAZY Rachel
-Watching Grey’s Anatomy with good company (talking only allowed during commercials)
-Getting very excited to start my new job
-Watching two friends fall in love
-Sharing memories, life experiences and knowing there are always others out there to help you gain perspective
-Telling some others that I need a personal assistant…Some may think wishful thinking, but if anyone is interested…I will admit the job description is a little demanding, you must be on-call and available 24 / 7
-Working on a new website for Muddy Hands
-Running / walking in the rain
So, as I was trying to think of what to write tonight – I just started jotting down the notes above. These notes…This is how I keep going. I am surrounded by love, support, friendship and much, much more…Joe.
Joe – although you are not here, and I miss the heck out of you, I will never lose HOPE and I will always Believe. I hope things will get easier. I hope everyone can find peace and believe too. I hope to see you again (soon or later). I hope to always have a list of notes each week to be thankful for and remind me to hope for another good moment, for 5 mins. of laughter, or just the simple desire to HOPE.
I love you Mr. Joe Vogel and I hope you had a good week too. I believe that you did.
Sending Love and Hugs –
Rachel, Zoe and Skittles
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