Happy Thursday, my friends! I hope you have had an incredible week so far 🙂
Today I wanted to check in and talk about my little brother Ryan, who we called Dooley, today and remember his vibrant life, give thanks for Jesus Christ and the fact that Dooley loved him, and carry on his legacy by celebrating his home going date, which was today 16 years ago. Sixteen years! I cannot even believe it!!
Many of you knew (or knew of) Dooley, but many of you didn’t! I got the unique opportunity earlier this year to share about how Dooley’s car accident and death so many years ago changed my outlook on life, so I shared it in this post in hopes of God speaking to maybe even just one of you through those difficult circumstances.
Last night we had a little Dooley Day celebration, as we strive to do every year in some form or fashion, over food from Amerigo! (YURM! Thanks, Mama and Daddy for procuring!) We hung out and laughed and played Monikers and watched the kiddos run around painting each other, walls, paper, etc, while having hilarious conversations (toddler convos are THE BEST!) It was a good time that I think Dooley would’ve really enjoyed 🙂 We voted Monikers a game that Dooley would’ve certainly been really good at!
Here’s a pic of my handsome little bro. Isn’t he the cutest?
I still have and wear that very shirt 🙂
As you go about your day today, I challenge you to pinpoint just one thing about at least one person in your life that you’re thankful for, then tell that person why it is you’re especially thankful! We are not promised tomorrow, or even five minutes from now, so live thankfully. Tell your people you love them. I promise you won’t regret it!
Thanks so much for stopping in. I so appreciate you taking the time to visit! Love you guys! XO!