It's been one year. So many times I say, "Wow, I can't believe it's already been a year since you had your baby/she moved away/I've been home to visit/Michael Phelps won all those medals, etc." This has not been one of those short years. Vivi's passing has weighed on me every day of the last year. I honestly don't think I've gone a day without thinking of it. I doubt her family has gone even an hour without thinking of it.
I've all but stopped blogging during the past year. I used to enjoy it--it came easily--but since last July 17, writing has been hard. I've had a few plates spinning for a while now, and if something is hard, it gets dropped pretty fast. I hope that I will eventually enjoy writing again, that whatever shut down inside me when Vivi died isn't gone permanently.
For now, though, I am just one of many who are praying for Kate, Josh, Lucy and Kara as they remember their sweet Vivi today.