Monday, September 29, 2008

Ring Ceremony

Tom ended up taking the day off too for the ring ceremony. We presented Casey Jo with her ring and Tom presented Nathan with his. It was a good thing for us to go and felt honored to be asked to attend. We love those kids. There were several kids with PDJ on their ring and a bull rider on the side. Casey Jo said that classrings are about high school memories and Peyton will be one of her most significant memories. I kept telling myself while we were there to stay in the moment, recognize the good things going on right now and do not dwell on the fact that Peyton was not there.

I am beginning to see and understand that Peyton is here. He is in all of us. We are all influences on each other and need to realize this. When Peyton had been gone just a few weeks, he felt so gone to me. Now I can see him in his friends and am grateful these people have been brought into our lives because of Peyton. Don't get me wrong, this realization is no substitute for having Peyton here, but it is what I have right now.

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