Summer came and ended. The cooler air is starting to begin, although, it has been pretty nice lately. I can't complain becauSe I'm loving that it isn't insanely Hott outside. But, the crisp fall air is bringing us not only a new season, but October is just beginning.
Leaves will begin to change. It will start to get darker. The air eventually will be cooler. Holiday festivities will begin and we will enter a season of fun filled family activities...but in this household, one person will always be missing from our house and our family moments.
October is bentleys month. It is the month where it seems everyone around me is happy and celebrating and we are clinging to each other and fighting to lift one foot to keep moving forward. It is the month that brings such bitter sweet memories. It is the month we longed for, and the month that we had such high expectations for. But...October did not turn out the way we had planned...
October is now a month we spend honoring Bentley. We don't have the typical party to plan but yet we have a memorial and a ceremony, balloons and items to take to his grave. It all doesn't ever seem like enough... Just simply not enough. We shouldn't have to plan out a memorial. We should be decorating and wrapping presents and singing happy birthday....there's just not a moment that goes by that Bentley does not have my thoughts...
This year we decided to do a canned food drive to give back locally to the community in his honor. The month hasn't even begun and people already wanting to donate. Bentley is still making a difference..
This month we ask people to donate locally to their food bank if they don't live close to participate with our food drive. Take a picture of you donating your item. I plan to make a collection of pictures of Bentley helping those all around in such a unique way.
This month we have so much going on!! I'll have to start updating more!