5 weeks ago today, Abby passed away. This morning has been a little rough.. I'm just missing her. I like having pictures of her around the house, but sometimes I'll stare at them and miss her so much that my heart literally hurts. She has been gone for 5 weeks, but it feels like I haven't seen her in years. I just miss her laugh and her cuddles.
So, I want to redirect my focus today. I want to talk about memories and all of the things that Abby did to make me laugh.
She used to laugh so hard and loud at her own jokes. She thought she was the funniest girl in the whole world. She was pretty funny, too. I caught her on more than one occasion practicing telling jokes in the mirror and laughing at herself.
She loved singing and dancing and performing, but it had to be on her own terms. She loved to be the center of attention unless we wanted her to be.
She NEVER stopped talking or making noise. The house is a lot quieter now and I miss her insanity!
She had absolutely no control over her temper. She got so mad so fast. There was no in between with Abby, she was either super happy or super mad. There was never a question about how Abby was feeling.
A couple of summers ago, Abby had absolutely no interest in riding a bike, she would rather run. Whenever her brothers would go for a bike ride, Abby would just run behind them. She didn't care that she wasn't even close to keeping up with their bikes, she was doing what she wanted to do and it was hilarious. I can picture the boys riding their bikes to the end of the street and back and Abby "hanging out" with them but not anywhere close to them having the time of her life. It makes me laugh every time.
She loved reading, writing and drawing. She was really good at all three. I'm happy to have some of her artwork framed and have some of her writing in a notebooks, and on the bookshelf, and on the wall in the back of her closet.
She left us with a lot of memories, I obviously could sit here and write all day. She was an amazing little girl full of laughter (most of the time). I am so thankful that I got to be her mom.
If anyone reading this has any memories, please share them with me in a comment. I would love to read about how Abby affected you or made you laugh (or made you mad, even). I look forward to hearing about my awesome little girl from you.
Today, I will focus on how much she made me laugh!