Thursday, November 20, 2008

An Early Thanksgiving Feast

When I let Jadyn read the blog comments tonight, she told me that the reason that people left comments is that they found out how sweet she was because I wrote about her. Then she said in a super excited voice, "Why don't you write about Bryn!" I think that's so sweet because I don't think she realizes that I write about the Yikes and Katelyn all the time.

I'm still not sleeping well at night but I slept soundly enough in the early morning to be surprised when I woke up. I found Bryn curled up with me. She had come into my room after she had experienced some bad dreams.

Today was the one day in a year I eat from the school cafeteria. The week before Thanksgiving the cafeteria always serves up turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. I usually eat with my teacher friends but today I ate with some of my students. The only bad thing was that they were too good at conversation: it was time to go before I finished my food.

One of the things Jess and I liked to do together in North Richland Hills was ride our bikes. There are lots of bike paths there-- unlike here in Arlington. I think my favorite bike ride is when we rode all the way to where she was teaching at Richland High School.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bryn,
I LOVE your sweet smile. And I LOVE our game where you pretend you can't (won't) talk to me. I have heard your voice, so I know that you do actually talk! Maybe one day we will have a conversation. One thing I would tell you is that you sure are a lucky girl to have so many people that love you. I am one of them!
Holly Anderson (Luke's mom)

Taylor said...

I hadn't listened to this song in a least a month, but then it just came on my ipod yesterday from an old playlist. Its: "I Still Miss You" by Hawk Nelson. About half-way through, it started to remind me of Jessica. It's on my page on the blog "blah" if you go to my profile thing, if you would like to listen to it. (its a good song; i hope you do)

have a Happy early Thanksgiving!! i hope your school turkey was good (hehe, if possible :D )

lexie carrillo said...

mr. Kaylor today was so much fun:) thank you for making my birthday wonderful:) your daughters have the best dad in the world:) don't give up on the winking ;) we all love you mr.kaylor

Love,,,, lexie carrillo:)

Anonymous said...

Bryn,
I love how whenever I ask you to do something you always say, "Fine." You never argue, you never say "no," you never pitch a fit, you just say, "fine." I remember when your mom said you would need to put freckles on your face when you dressed as a scarcrow for Halloween and you sad, "Silly, you already gave me REAL freckles." I remember when you cut out the paper heart and put in on top of your mom's real heart. You placed your heart right on top of moms. I want you to know that there is a huge part of your mom in thousands of people's hearts but the biggest part of your mom is inside of her daughters.

I love you,
Aunt Sandy

Al Rearick said...

For Jadyn-

You have such a bright smile, it lights up any room you're in! It's no wonder your dad is always talking about you here on the blog: you look like living joy!

For Bryn-

The few seconds I saw you on Saturday made me realize just how much I missed by not getting to meet your mommy. But her obvious beauty lives on in you.

For Katelyn-

Those moments when I got to see you and your dad interact reminded me of my experience with my own daughter. You and your dad have that same rare gift that I was blessed to have with my daughter: a "step" relationship that does away with the "step" and only acknowledges the "daddy" and the "daughter." As a step-dad myself, there is nothing else in this world that can even touch that kind of love.

For Jake-

First, my apologies that this is going on forever (again!). You have no idea what a blessing your writing is, and how inspiring it is. Like, right now, for reasons I can't explain, I'm feeling down. Don't know why, I just am. Driving to Kroger a little while ago, I saw the light on in your house and thought, "Oh, I hope he's posting on the blog." Do you know that I look forward to your daily posts? Between you and my friend who lost her son, the level of inspiration is so high it's almost overwhelming. But it's like my friend Gaylene says, "Take joy in the journey." You have; despite your mourning and your grieving (which is only natural) and that is why it is such a blessing to see you share that joy with us.

Hope to have time to visit y'all this weekend.

In Him and around the corner (and loving this cold weather!),

Al