Friday, October 12, 2012

Caleb + Vienne

= Best Friends Forever.

It pains me to think about how Caleb has lost one of his bestest friends. 

It was joked (hoped) amongst us parents, that these two were destined to be together.  It was endearing to watch these two together.  Vienne was completely enamored with him.  Caleb absolutely adored her.  Sometimes, almost too much.  When they sat on the couch, he would put his arm around her and sneak in kisses...constantly.  It was adorable...and yet, sometimes...."ooookay, Caleb..that's probably enough!"  :)  But, she loved it.  He was always soooo gentle and loving with her.  Never did they argue or struggle with attitude towards each other. 

(break my heart cuteness)

Vienne would follow him anywhere.

Caleb's parents, Seth and Lacey, are two of our very best friends of all.  We have known them our entire marriage and we have been through so much together.  I couldn't be more thankful for them.  Lacey wrote a special blog for Vienne, here.

Caleb's little brother, Malachi who is 3, loved Vienne so so much, as well.  My memories are of Caleb and Vienne running around and poor Malachi running after, trying to keep up...calling after "Bienne!".  Both boys vied for her sweet attention.  Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures of Vienne and Kai playing.

Some of our kids' favorite activities included:  running amok through the Holbert's back yard - chasing chickens, exploring bugs, teasing the dogs, petting and feeding bunnies, and tromping through the mud.

 But, most most of all, they LOVED to dance.  And, they danced well.  Dance parties were a regular event when we visited.

Caleb ~  I love you, sweet boy.  So very much.  Thank you for loving my Beautiful Girl...for being such a good friend and for treating her, always, with such a gentle hand.  Vienne loved you truly.  My hope is that you will search for Vienne's qualities in a young woman to love, someday.  I am so sorry that you have had to experience such a horrible loss at such a young age.  It breaks my heart.