Due to recent chaos, I haven't found the time to post. I've decided to begin with two weeks ago: Friday June 26. There's a lot more to follow, but for now, I will continue where I left off.
Friday, June 26th, the aforementioned motorcycle rally was held for our late mom and her deceased colleagues. It was absolutely outstanding. We met the group, visited for a while and we were off. I hopped on the back of one of the bikes (mom would have had kittens, but since I was with law enforcement, I let it slide. Besides, she's always been a sucker for hogs). The ride was emotional, exhilarating and all around fantastic. My Grandpa, Grandma, Dad, Maggie and Craig & Murray were able to join us. This group of people are awesome - they plan to expand the number of riders next year and I have devoted myself to helping with the organization (plus I plan to ride the entire trip - hee hee mom). It was a beautiful tribute to all four late agents. Below is the picture which was displayed on the windshields of the riders (I'm sure you can guess who our mom is).
The picture above is the headstone that Dakota Monument designed for us. An almost perfect replica of her badge is pictured, and below that (which is difficult to read) states: "Beloved Mother of Maggie and Marie". She was so many things to so many people, but we just couldn't fit it all in. Those of you whom she loved and loved her back know just how important she was. God speed, Mom. We love you.