It's been another poignant and hard and beautiful day. Poignant because it's Father's Day, hard because Chip Kennett isn't here, and beautiful because Clete Johnson is.
What a blessing to have brought Joe and Crosby into the world with this great man. The love that Chip has for these two kids is infinite. He fought so hard to stay present for them, to preserve their innocence and maintain a normal childhood for them all while helping me pave a path forward for us without him being in it. His selflessness was extraordinary, and being married to him for seven and a half years was one of the greatest privileges of my life. I miss him every single day.
After Chip died, it was awe inspiring to have watched Clete immediately step in to help maintain that stability and normal childhood for his two God kids, ultimately leading to us falling in love and now officially becoming a family later this fall. For Clete to love Joe and Crosby as deeply as he does and keep Chip so present in our lives is also extraordinary. What a privilege it is to rear Joe and Crosby with him.
I could post a million pictures and write a million things about each of these two, but I won't. I will just end by saying I think Joe and Crosby are two of the luckiest nugs on this planet, and my heart remains full. Happy Father's Day, Chip and Clete!
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In life’s most joyful moments and in the darkest of hours and seemingly impossible circumstances, there is grace. Abundant grace always abounds if you allow yourself to see it. This I know, and these are my lessons in grace.
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