Saturday, August 4, 2012

Visiting Family from Years Past

Mrs. Debbie Myers 
On July 7th of this year we got a call from someone from our past. The call was not one of joy like we would have been expecting but it was one of a struggle finally ending. This started when I was about 1, we had just moved to Charleston SC and had no where to live. Mrs. Debbie Myers and her family stepped right up and took us in. They made us welcome and we felt at home. We lived with them twice that year and they forever became part of our lives. There was Daddy-O, Little David and Denise, Omar and of course Mrs. Debbie. We stayed at Charleston for about 3 years and visited often, we left with another Venturini child.
Since then we have visited them only once, about 6 years ago. Mrs. Debbie was diagnosed with cancer but before that happened she lived a life doing things she loved. Debbie made beautiful pottery and really had a talent for it, her house is full of things she created. She had also begun to raise Arabian horses and had 4 of them on the farm. She leaves behind her family and her farm, but with the two together, it is a dream that she loved and that will continue on for a long time to come.
I'm not here to tell about how sad it will be without her, or about how much sadness was at the funeral. To tell the truth, there wasn't a ton of sadness. It was a nice funeral where a life was celebrated instead of grieved. The family had a lot of help during this time and it made it all easier to handle. I was glad to come back and be a part of something to make their life a little easier during that time. There were a lot of memories made during that weekend and I hope that we get a chance to come back soon.
I wish I had taken more pictures of the family, Denise looked beautiful in a simple black dress with her boots all day,  but I was unsure during this time. Next time there will be many more pics of people! When we first arrived me, Little David, Dad, Malachi, Lucca, and Maya all got stuck in a horse trailer during a Huge thunderstorm. It was one of those memorable moments in the weekend. I also loved the fire truck lesson with David! That was amazing. Of course who could forget about the frog habitats? David, I hope that you like the little bit that I got from that weekend.


I loved many of the southern accents that friends helped to create
for the cookout later that day back on the farm. It was beautiful. 

Little David had a friend the
whole weekend! 
Mr. Lonely, one of the Arabians on the farm. 

Momma and Mr. Lonely having a snack...

And that snack led to David's new hat :) 

 Denise and Maya had some late night fun with Mayo and tangled hair while momma and David were getting a massage, then learning how to braid hair. All in all, the weekend was great. Seeing everyone that I knew when I was little was just a good feeling and then them meeting the rest of our crew was so nice. I can't wait to go back sometime soon. There are some more scenic pictures on the photography blog if you want to see them as well.

Gabby .V. 


  1. David, we also had a great time making biscuits with you and those nights when momma just had to have her milk. :) Anna

  2. Thanks so much! These pics are a great snap shot of a wonderful weekend. It was one of the saddest times for my family and I, but your visit really made a difference. We were so happy to be reunited with old and new Venturini's, and we were able to properly christen the farm house with a family of nine!

  3. You are more than welcome. We were glad that we could make a difference for yall. Helping out where ever we could was the least we could do. Your family means a lot to us and it was a blessing to be around all of you again...if only for a weekend.

    The Venturini's