Never forgetting. . .

Many assume when they meet me, my husband's (thus my) last name is Lucas. 

Not so. . .Lucas is my maiden name. 

Why chose that name for a farm when my last name is now Creamer. . .makes it awkward for my husband. . . to be sure; he gets Mr. Lucas a lot.

So why?

I am girl of very tough skin. In person, very unemotional, witty, humor of every event and party. . .not one for hugs, for talking of love and fluff and feelings. . .but there are days that talking of what I feel is something I cannot, at least here, avoid. . .for it is why I do anything worthwhile you read about here, and to not tell you why I do it would catch me greatly amiss.

Today is why, this date every single year is why. . .
My sister's last name, my brothers' last name. My father's last name. . .

They were here and so worthy of knowing, and everything I do, I hope, reflects back on their story, their lives. I can never accomplish all they could have done, and it will all be a paltry imitation. . .but as long as I let people know what drives anything decent I do. . .it is something, and they will never be forgotten. . .as long as I am here. . . and the times when I'm alone and beg to with them again and cannot be strong come a little less often these days as I am busy and busier and hope to be busier still until. . .surely someday, I see them again.

"For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal"

-- 2 Corinthians 4:16-15:8 KJV

"We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord"

- 2 Corinthians 4:16-15:8 k.j.v.

Ben (19), Angel (17) and Quentin Lucas (14) - Until we meet again, darlings. . .until we meet again (1/13/07)

(My sister is pictured with our father (85) who died on June 5th, 2009, just a little over two years after my brothers and sister were lost)