When I pulled this sweatshirt out of the bin a few weeks ago, I was immediately hit with the memory of my Grandma Gina. She passed away in December of 2007, and had only met Keifer when she was a baby. When she was in her final days, CJ, Keifer and I rushed up North to say our goodbyes to her, and the last time we saw her, Keifer was wearing this sweatshirt. It's a memory that lives in my mind, and my heart, and will forever. It was one of the final times Grandma smiled, and it was because of the joy Keifer brought her.
Kyla's middle name is in honor of my Grandma. She was a Whitney girl, and I like to think that Kyla takes after her angel Grandma. I'm hoping that Grandma is partially to thank for the blessing of Kyla, and hope to do her memory justice with my girls.