July 18, 2010


Dear Carter,

We had always planned on taking a vacation in July to Jackson Hole. We were going to get several Oxygen tanks and take you on your very first trip. As you know, things just didn't work out that way. We decided that we know longer wanted to go to Jackson Hole if we couldn't take you, so we went to Montana to visit your Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa. We spent the first day visiting with your grandparents, and it was so very nice to see them. They look so good, and how we wish that you would have had the chance to meet them. We also visited with Daddy's Aunt Patti, cousin Erin, and cousin Landyn. It's always good to reconnect with family.

On our second day there, we took a trip up to Glacier National Park. Baby boy, I don't know what Heaven is like, but my guess is it looks something like this park. The scenery was so peaceful, and calming. I felt so close to you while we were there. We spotted butterflies everywhere!

After driving around and checking out the scenery, we rented a boat and took a ride on Lake McDonald. This is what it looked like from our boat.

Do you see what I mean? It's absolutely breathtaking. Mikey and Jovie had an amazing time helping your Daddy drive the boat.After our boat ride, we took a hike up the Trail Of Cedars. We spotted some coins at the bottom of a waterfall. There you are, telling us that you're right there with us!
We spent the next day with our family, and had dinner at a really cool pizza place that had an amazing Junk Moose in the front of it.

It was time to come home after a short visit. I have to be honest in saying that I wasn't quite ready to. It was nice to be away for a little while.

I still miss you like crazy. That's most definitely the hardest part....the missing you. I know that you are being taken care of, and faithful that I will see you again, but that does not help the need in my heart...the need to kiss your little cheek. It was, after all, my favorite thing to do while we were snuggling.


Ms. Theresa said...

Love you Heather.

Kristin said...

I love your posts and how your children will grow up knowing Carter is still a part of your lives, even though it must be unbarebly (sp?) sad not to have him on earth any longer.

Phyllis said...

Beautiful place! I must say, your smile is different now. It is a smile for Jovie and Mikey but it is definitely not as big as the smile you wore when Carter was here with you. You are doing a great job 'keeping on'

Colleen said...

Those are great photos, Montana is so beautiful! I think about you all the time and you are in my prayers=)

Jhari said...

Really a breathtaking experience. The place looks so amazing. Little Carter for sure is happy seeing his brother and sister side to side. He'll always be in our hearts. Praying for you always Heather.