Two years since we have last seen your beautiful face. 730 days since you have left this Earth. That equals to 17,520 hours (roughly) since you have smiled, made anyone laugh, cried over having a bad day, or better yet.....worked at shift at the Wing. It has been this long since my dear friend Chelsea Amber Tumbleston left this world. Left this world too soon. Up until this year I just grieved over the loss of a friend, and a life that ended tragically. But this year I have an entirely different perspective on it. I cannot imagine the pain and heartbreak that one would have after losing a child. I don't know how you would ever pick up the pieces and move on. I pray every day for the healing of her mama's heart. I say this now as I look upon my sleeping baby girl. The thought of living one moment in this life without her sends a sharp pain to my soul. Chelsea was an amazing person and her loss is still felt tremendously two years later. Her tragic story just cements even more how precious life is and how I, nor any of us, can take a single second for granted. I think about her all the time, and before Chelsea, I was never a big believer in guardian angels. But I can feel her with me at times and during my pregnancy there were times when I would call out to her to just keep an eye over me and my precious one. At the time of her death, I wondered how many of us would go back to doing things that normally included Chelsea and it not feel weird. I worried that life would sweep us all up in all of its craziness and we would somehow become used to the picture of her not being here. But that hasn't happened. There is not a single time goes by that I don't walk back into Wild Wings and not think of Chelsea and all of the wonderful memories that I have of her. I was only fortunate enough to know her for a few years, but she was a fireball and I am so thankful for getting to know her in this short life we all have. Rest in peace baby girl, now and forever.
Chelsea Amber Tumbleston
January 10, 1986-June 20, 2007
"You and I will meet again, When we're least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won't say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again."