June Recap

Wow, I just noticed that it’s been over a month since our last blog post. With our Facebook status updates, this blog sometimes gets forgotten so let me fill you in on what all has been going on in our world!

As noted in the last post, Liam played T-Ball for the YMCA and for the most part, he enjoyed it. The temps during June were over 100° most days so it was a bit miserable for the kids (and the adults). Each Saturday, we usually had two back-to-back games and by the time the second game started, Liam was ready to be done. One of the coaches dunked the kids’ caps in ice water during the breaks to keep them cooled off. It was fun but at the same time, we were all kinda happy to see the season end. It should definitely be moved to a winter sport in this area! It didn’t end without an injury though—during one of the games, Liam was charging for the ball and collided with the kid who was running to third base and somehow the kid’s check bone hit Liam in the corner of his eye. There was blood & tears but after we got the bleeding stopped and an ice pack on it, he was ready to go back in a finish the game.

Liam T-Ball Injury

June was also a month of sadness for us. My Mom passed away suddenly, but very peacefully on June 8th. It has been bittersweet losing her. She had been in a nursing home with Alzheimer’s for the past couple of years and she would’ve never wanted to live like that, but on the other hand, you’re never ready to lose your parent. Every Sunday we’d go visit her and even though she no longer knew any of us, Mom lit up everytime Liam was around. Losing his “G-Ma” has been particularly tough for him. He has a lot of questions about death and worries about getting old. Telling him that she had died and breaking his heart was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.


I’m so very grateful for all of the support we received from family & friends during this difficult time. For those of you that may recall, I also lost my brother about the same time last year so June has not been a good month for us the past couple of years.

The one good thing about all the extreme heat that we’ve been having is that it has made for some really nice days in the pool. Liam is getting so good at swimming that I think he will have it mastered by the end of summer. I still make him wear a life jacket for jumping off the diving board and swimming in the deep end but he has been doing a lot of practice without it in the shallow end. He’s just a little fish in water and if there was any doubt about how much he loves it, I think this picture says it all:

Liam diving

So that should about cover it for getting our blog up to date. As we say here in Texas, stay cool & hydrated!


  1. I completely understand letting a month slip by between posts, easy to do, especially with the summer months!

    Ouch!! That must have been a pretty good hit!! I bet the girls loved the battlescars!! (LOL!!)

    We were very sorry to hear about your mom. It is very tough losing a parent. I still miss my dad every day.

    Finally – I think I have an almost identical picture of Daniel jumping into the pool!!! We REALLY need to get these two boys together!!!! Enjoy the rest of summer and if you can get to AL in August – we’d love to see you!!!!

  2. What a cool picture?!! Looks like a little boy having a blast this summer.

    On the other hand, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I can only imagine how hard that is for you and having to explain it to Liam must have been very difficult. You are in our prayers.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of your mother passing Dede. We lost both of my hubby’s parents within 7 months of one another. Trust me when I tell you it never gets any easier when raising kids & it’s all full of joy & heartache. It’s just the way life is, so enjoy the up times as well as the down times.. Fasten your seatbelts & hold on tight.

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