Thursday, January 07, 2010

Hello to all - Well we made it through yesterday. I was little surprise how hard it was yesterday, I thought it would be easier to get back to our routine, but in reality it made me realize the part of the day Bo played. I guess that is what I get for thinking. I missed seeing him at work, or home after I dropped Addi off from school, or getting him to ride with to pick her up. Don't worry I am that "looks like crazy lady talking to myself all day," but I like to keep him a part of everything and just keep talking right along. I can hear him in heaven saying "Goodness Christi, you do talk a lot." I just reply back with, "I am not saying every thought that passes through my head...take what you get." Funny how in NC some of you always thought Bo was the talker, I think we are in a good tie. Our daughter doesn't have a prayer...
What that being said, Addi had a great first day back at school. I think she was ready for normal and she got a new friend in class. I am proud to hear that she welcomed her right into class, just grabbed her hand and showed her around. Hopefully she gets that from both of us. Bo as a child found his best friend by knocking on doors until her found a little boy to play with. Isn't life crazy how one simple choice can change the rest of your life or someone else's life. Poor Lee will never be the same...
I did want to take the time now to say thank you too all you that take the time to send cards, I received one yesterday (It got a little lost in the mail) from Mrs. Sindelar's 1st grade class, what an amazing gesture and incredible donation. Sometimes the little signatures can have the biggest impact on ones heart. Bo would be so honored to have such little ones take the time to care about him and his family. Also thank you to those we may have only briefly crosses paths with, but you stop Addi and I to tell us you are thinking of us and praying for us. That means a lot and is incredible to know that there are many people we may not have met, hope to some day, but Bo touched with his life. Thank you
Love to All
Christi and Addi

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Christi... thank you for continuing to share this journey with us... especially those of us that only know your family through this blog. Know that tears of sadness and joy are shared as I (and my family) read your postings. And, we look at the world a little differently. Today I sit here preparing a booklet for a memorial concert in honor of my aunt's best friend who had a brief (four week) battle with brain cancer. He wasn't much older than Bo. The one year anniversary of his loss is next week. He was the church choir director. His church choir is honoring him with a memorial concert of sacred song. They hoped to sell 200 tickets. So far 500 have been sold. The ripples that these people we have loved and lost stay strong in our lives. Chris' energy still floods his community. I imagine the same will be with Bo. The catch-22 of such a giant loss is that the pain is giant..but so is the passion. We want to smile bigger, love stronger, sing louder for them..to honor them. You are in our thoughts.

Sarah
Chicago,IL

Anonymous said...

Christi, thanks so much for continuing to write as you and Addi continue your journey and healing process. Really glad Addi is back in school-maybe you can start to get into a routine which will prove to be quite helpful. Always thinking about you both-
Love,
MitchyB

Anonymous said...

Christi-
Thanks for continuing to share! Don't worry if you look like the crazy woman talking to yourself!! I lost my Grandma in 2004 and guess what? I still talk to her now! Any time I accomplish a major goal I tell her. She was such a powerful influence in my life that it feels 'right' to let her know. And like you tell Addi, she lives on in my heart and memories.

Jennifer said...

Christi,
I am Kristen Wiese's cousin. First of all, let me say, I am so sorry for your loss. When Deb emailed me and told me that Bo had passed, it took my breath away. Addi is a little bit younger than my Brice (DOB 2/16/05) and I can't imagine going through what you are. I am now going back to the beginning of the blog and reading every post. I am a nurse so part of this interests me medically, the other, personally. God Bless you and Addi, you are in my prayers!

kabe said...

Christi,
You keep posting and we will keep praying and God will give you the strength to make it through. As always - we are praying for you and Addi.

Love,
Miss Kim

cherie said...

Christi,

I am so sorry for your loss! I sometimes get down and think that my life is so messed up. Then I read your story and realize how blessed I really am. You, Bo and Addi have given me so much strength and hope. I envy the love you and Bo have shared. I hope someday to exprience a small fracture of love like the two you will always have. Thank you so much for sharing your story. You are truly an amazing woman! cherie

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting Christi. I do so enjoy hearing about how things are going in your and Addi's life. I know about the quiet times, I hated them, but you are so strong, and you have so many wonderful memories, you well prevail.
Getting back to a normal routine is difficult, but each day, and the grace of God, well make it easier.
Remember you and Addi are in my thoughts and prayers every day.
Love, Aunt Marlene from Kansas

Anonymous said...

Christi,

You are such an inspiration to so many people. So much so, that for the first time in my life I am actually watching the Kansas game. Not only am I watching it, but I am cheering for the Jayhawks. Feels a little strange since I'm a Tarheel fan... but go Jayhawks!

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