The four of us always loved to go to the Smoky Mountains. We would go several times a year...it was one of Amber's favorite places. She always looked forward to going ... afterall it was hard to take a wheelchair to the beach. Wheelchairs and sand do not go together! So going to the mountains was always a nice little get away for us being about 3-1/2 hours away. We had planned on taking Amber in August last year ... but she went to Heaven instead a few weeks earlier.
So this weekend we took "baby steps" ... my husband, Jennifer and I went to the mountains for the first time without Amber with us. With Jennifer getting married in June we decided we needed to make a trip with just the three of us before she marries. It was very emotional at times. We stayed at the same hotel we have stayed at since it was built a couple of years ago...just not in a handicapped room...it was so strange to me. I will post later this week about the hotel where we stay. It is called the Christmas Inn and it is decorated for Christmas year round.
The Smoky Mountains were snow capped and beautiful. Just gorgeous!
Another view of the mountains.
We always drive through Cades Cove to see the deer and nature all around us.
It is one of the most serene places on earth.
It was getting dark when I took this picture of just one of the many buildings and homesteads of long ago.
We enjoyed our trip but it was so different and strange without Amber with us ... but I do know one thing ... she was looking down over us. And she was definitely there with us in spirit.
God how we miss her! Love you baby girl!
God Bless and thank you for visiting,