When Aay and I left Dubai last year, there were many things we left behind. There were favorite toys and much loved blankets and even pictures that never made it back home with us. But the one thing that's remained are the memories we made and the people who touched our life.
I felt torn to leave a country where I had experienced so many beautiful moments. I thought that was tough for me but what I didn't imagine is how much tougher it would be for Aay. I see that everyday, when he sees something that reminds him of a place that was once 'home'. He hasn't forgotten the park, the walks on the beach, the pigeons that lived on our balcony and the trips to the supermarket. We talk about a life we once had only through pictures and every time we do, I can see his eyes light up at the memory. .
After three moves in 9 months, I can say my Aay has done a fantastic job adapting to change. He's even taught me a thing or two about 'learning to let go' of the things I love the most.
Maybe we'll go back someday, to visit those places and relive those memories...until then, we'll make the most of all our pictures.
The collage was something I made for Aay's 2nd birthday...However in our rush to move, it was left behind😕
Its been one year since I lost my sweet and lovely dog Toby. "You were such a great companion, constant, loyal and true, my heart will always wear, the pawprints left by you. 🐾❤️ 03/20/17
Today we lost a special person.
My grandmother, Juanita Sweeney, passed away.
I was a lucky guy to have her as a grandmother. I have many great memories of weekends at her house...watching wrestling and scary movies, going to the store to get her National Enquirer and Globe newspapers, and eating her great biscuits.
That and many more things will stay with me the rest of my life.
Seeing how she took to Grayson made me happy. She always perked up when he came to visit.
This is a sad day, but one we all knew was coming.
I’ll miss her, but I know she’s in a better place tonight...
perhaps talking to Ed about their kids and grandkids and everything that’s happened since he left us.
I love you mamaw.
Juanita Sweeney. 3/19/18
WE HAVE A WALKER!!! at 1 year and 17 days old - Carter boy took his first steps! So much excitement. Now we really have our work cut out for us! Cannot wait to see Bentley and Carter run around together ♡ #preciousmemories