Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Birthday TRHOD!!

The Real Housewife of Delaware is celebrating a birthday today!!  Although today is now also a day in which we (THE HOKIES) mourn the loss of our fallen alum, today is also still a great day of celebration for me. 

I remember April 16, 2007 as if it were yesterday.  I remember the horror of what occurred, and how it affected me. I remember that when I spoke to TRHOD she was sobbing and couldn't stop.  She felt linked to what had happened, and she knew she would forever.  Not just because she is a Hokie.  But also because it was her birthday. 

So as much as I will mourn today, I will celebrate.  I will celebrate that TRHOD and I went to Virginia Tech together.  I will celebrate the love we have for our alma mater, and the love we have for each other.  I will never forget those who were taken on April 16, 2007, but I will also never forget how important it is for me to make this day special for someone who means the world to me.  Someone whose day this was, long before it was all of ours.

(me & TRHOD loving bright spring colors!)

(TRHOD & me)

(me & TRHOD at JLB's rehearsal dinner last August)

(TRHOD & Mr. Delaware)

(the day of TRHOD's wedding to Mr. Delaware.  can you read what her shoes say?  "I" and "Do")

(the day of their wedding)

Happy Birthday my beautiful friend!  I am so happy that you have finally found your prince, and that you are celebrating your birthday this year as his wife!  I cannot wait to celebrate YOU :)



Jess said...

What a touching post. I'm glad you guys are able to gain strength and develop stronger bonds out of what happened. And, I can't believe that was already a year ago. Thinking about you and all fellow "Hokies" today.

Jess said...

Oops..sorry..I said a year ago, but I meant 3...I don't know what I was thinking about.

Josie said...

Woof! Love the "I Do" on the shoes...

Much Love,
Josie and Mr. Blues, Jr.

Wendy said...

Total tangent, but I love her wedding dress! :)