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Monday, October 13, 2008

Weekend: Game and Cemetery

Scary title, huh? Well, those were two events I captured via photography this weekend. The first one being Belle's big Friday night cheerleading performance. She went to 'Pee Wee' Cheer Camp all last week at Shiloh which ended in a show-stopping performance at halftime of the Shiloh football game on Friday night. It was hilarious... so cute, but so funny to us to see her cheer. Here are some pictures from the game.

Then Saturday morning we woke up early and drove to Grandpa's. Sunday afternoon, I took the girls to visit Grandma's grave. We call it 'where Grandma's picture is'. (I don't want to confuse them.) Of course, I had my camera, and took some pictures. I hope that doesn't freak people out. I guess I can see how it might. And it may be weird... I don't know. But, for me, I know she's in Heaven, but her grave is a special place for me. Not gross. Not morbid. I wrote something similar to what I'm TRYING to say in my book. I'll try to find it and add it at the end of this post. Anyway... here is my favorite picture.

Near the cemetery fence she almost tripped but somehow maintained her balance and threw open the gate and stumbled inside to her parents’ grave. She gasped for air as she fell to the ground near the tombstone that read Boudrow in dark, carved letters. She was sweating and freezing, her teeth, chattering. She moaned in pain, holding her chest above a wildly beating heart. Slowly she rolled to her back on top of the grave and hugged her body with her bare arms.

“Hey Mama.” She whispered with difficulty.

She paused as if waiting for a response and stared at the stars above.


But if you are still determined to think taking pictures in a cemetery is freaky, let me show you freaky.



The Jordon Family said...

Ok, first of all, Belle was so funny and cute on the field cheering. Mica and I got a big kick out of it. Second, your grandmothers stone is beautiful, and Dru looks so pretty in the picture, and third, CREEPY! That statue is scary! They need to remove that immediately!! Oh, and
4th, You are a great writer.. keep sharing, please.

Nel said...

I love the pics of the game, she is so cute, and I know mom and dad were smiling real
And I know what you mean about going to the cemetery. Everytime we go to Ark, I stop by mom and dad's. And I like you know they are in heaven, but I just feel closer to them some how. I ran across a great site and some people might consider it strange but is great for genealogy, and for remembering your loved ones. It is I am a member there and add alot of info. Check it out if you want! And I can't wait till your book is in print!

Jill said...

Ok, I'm not even remotely kidding when I say I want to read more of your book!!

I missed you guys yesterday. :( It just wasn't the same without you there.

Brandy Matchett said...

ok seriously, how much longer till the book comes out...

Cindy said...

Cemetary pictures are not freaky, well except maybe for that statue. What a beautiful picture you took there.

Looks like your daughters cheerleading debut was fabulous.

Stil looking forward to your book release.

Superchikk said...

Um yeah, that statue is a bit weird. It looks like he's about to try to EAT THAT BIRD!

sara said...

I was so moved by that book excerpt, and then you had to go and show that scary picture. especially in a close up...that is just unnerving. ;)

Chris said...

How precious and such a natural "cheerleader"! For my part, I also basketball?