Friday, June 27, 2008

How Something Little Can Be Something So Big!!

*My brother recently entered Woodrige Interventions which is a rehab center in Woodridge, IL. He entered treatment three days before my wedding which he was supposed to be in. That day while being one of the happiest days was also one of the sadest days of my life. I had to go on through the day like nothing was going on in my life and that I was as happy as can be while only some knew I was really dying inside!

*I was able to go and visit him for the first time on wednesday and I was amazed at what I saw. In just a few days by brother had accepted that he had an addiction, he had started to let God back into his life, and was finding the real person in himself who had been hidden in the dark for the last 4 years. This is his fourth time in a treatment center and this was the first time he actually admitted that he had a real problem and was going to finish out his full recovery.
I have never been so happy in my life then to see him last wednesday. He was my old brother again, and his will to fight this disease this time stole my heart! He still has a long way, but I believe he is on the right path and can fight this, he just needs our help. He can use all the thoughts and prayers he can get so im asking everyone, please pray for my brother! He is my life and means the absolute world to me! I want him to have a normal life, a life he can look forward to, a life without drugs!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Renewal of Vows

Renewal of Our Vows
On June 15th of 2007 Matt and I got married in the Rockford Courthouse on one of his leaves from the military. None of our family was there and we wanted to include them in on our marriage so last weekend June 14th 2008 we renewed our vows in front of our families. It was a great weekend, that was full of lots of fun, visiting, and running around but mostly it was great to spend time with our families.
Here is a pic of Matt and I

Over the weekend I also got to meet someone very special, her name is Lucy Sky Mikolajczyk!
She is absolutely beautiful and looks exactly like her mother Kelly. Oh by the way Lucy is my new second cousin. She lives in Florida with John, Kelly, Kevin, and Pancake! I was so happy I got to meet her, I just wish I could have spent a little more time with her.

Here is a picture of Matt, Me, Lucy, and Kel. Isnt Lucy so beautiful! She even had on a little daisy dress!

*Here is a pic of a few other special people who attended the wedding. Grandma looked so cute, she really was a trooper. She even got out and danced with my dad and my cousin Matt!!

It was such a fast weekend, now when I look back there was a lot of people I didnt get to talk much to and get pictures with but I love you all and will be back to visit soon!