So I want to apologize to all of my readers. The reason that I haven't blogged in so long is that I have had some heavier stuff going on in my life and didn't really know how to address it in this forum. Most of my blog posts are light and I didn't want what to seem insensitive or disrespectful...but the blog must go on just as life must go on. Giles told me last night that it was time to begin my posts again and to keep it true to the rest of the posts, an escape for myself as well as others. So I am going to try to once again to mix reality, comedy, and life into my posts.
Giles' brother, Travis Branch, passed away several weeks ago. He was an amazing husband, father, and best friend to many people. He impacted so many people with is life in such a positive way and will truly leave a legacy, not to mention two adorable little boys and a loving graceful wife! Throughout the whole funeral, mourning, and celebrating it has been a blessing to be included into such an amazing family, group of friends, and community. All of the wonderful people I have met, stories I have heard, and abounding love I have felt have been a true testament of how God was working in Travis' life and continues to work.
Last weekend there was a celebration of Travis' life after the spreading of his ashes. Many of you reading were probably there, but for those of you who weren't it was fabulous! Giles did a great job with his toast, and I apologize I cannot get it to load on here but I hope to figure it out. Giles is also a great Uncle for the boys and it is so fun to watch his heart melting over two little boys. Travis' wife, Carrie, was also amazing to watch. Her strength during this time has been breathtaking as well as the love that her family and friends have poured over her.
Carrie, Giles and TJ (Carries brother)
Parker (4) HEART BREAKER!
People have been so generous helping Travis' family out financially for the boys future education. For those of you that are interested there is an account set up for the boys.
In lieu of flowers, an education trust has been set up for Parker and Tyler Branch.
Please send to:
Putnam County Savings Bank
PO Box 417
2477 Route 6
Brewster, NY 10509
Attn: Mr. Daniel Ryan, President
Thank you all for your prayers and support!