Saturday, December 19, 2009

Remembering...

This day will always bring sadness.

Every year.

Every Christmas.

But it's getting a little easier to look back on all the good times.

We'll never forget.

We'll never be the same.

We will always remember.

For the record, I totally blame you for Jack's attitude problem.

When he gets arrested for public indecency (because let's face it, it's really only a matter of time) I know you'll be laughing your ass off.

I miss you, Mike.

41 comments:

Southern Princess said...

My thoughts are with you.
I do not know the story, the beauty is that I don't have to. Remembering someone important to us is solitary yet not. There are, I am sure, many who share in your memories and thoughts of Mike, yet they cannot understand your heart as you flicker through the moments now gone. It is that individual collection that makes life so magical. We can all stand at the same event yet each see it so differently. It is the same for people. We could all know or have known Mike yet each perception, each love for his character, each annoyance at little things would be different. It is a wondrous thing to love someone.
I hope your holiday is full of all the memorable moments that you have of Mike...may you smile as you picture him laughing as he watches, reads & enjoys watching you on your journey that is life.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

I second everything Southern Princess said-she has such a way with words. But you knoe I am reaching through the internets with a hug and a smile for you at all times.

Kristy said...

Sometimes people forget that the holidays can also be a sad time as we remember, and miss, our loved ones. Ultimately it sounds like those memories bring you more joy than sadness. Bittersweet.

Karen said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you today. It sounds like you have some sweet and treasured memories to draw on today.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

You drew a perfect picture in so few words. I'm moved by your loss and how you've come to terms with it, with humor and love. Hugs.

Katie said...

Everyone else has said it so well.

((Hugs))

Conda V. Douglas said...

Thank you for posting this, it's simple eloquence spoke to my heart. Today, a number of years ago, my mom passed. She loved Christmas, so this season is always bittersweet.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

This touches the heart of anyone who has suffered a loss, myself included. Thank you for that. I wish you peace and continued healing.

Lisa and Laura said...

I'm thinking about you (and everyone) today.

Melissa said...

Know that there are plenty of people out there sharing solidarity with you in this time. Remember the good times and keep smiling...though I don't know the story, I'm sure he's looking on with love and laughter of all the great memories, as well :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Just copy Princess Courtney's comments and put them here in my box. I don't think any of us could say it any better or more beautifully than she did. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jemi Fraser said...

I'll keep you & Mike in my thoughts today. Hopefully sharing the grief can make the good memories stronger. Treasure the love.

Solvang Sherrie said...

((hugs))

The Blogger Girlz said...

Great poem :) *HUGS*

~Breeann

storyqueen said...

Thinking of you.

Donna Gambale said...

Everyone else has said it so beautifully. You gave us such a wonderful glimpse of Mike's personality -- thank you for sharing that with us. You're in my thoughts.

Icy Roses said...

Prayers are with you on this day.

Christina Lee said...

well. that was SO lovely...and helped me remember two people I miss...and the very sad funeral I have to attend tomorrow...and the fact that I need to stop whining about other things.
So thank you and many HUGS! xo

Stephanie Thornton said...

Holidays can be bittersweet, but it sounds like you have some wonderful memories of Mike. I hope they brings smiles to your face today, even if it's through tears.

Sara ♥ said...

{{{HUGS}}} and prayers and wishes for strength are out to you today. Hang on to those wonderful memories :-) They're what will keep Mike alive always. <3

lexcade said...

*internet hugs*

it's never easy to lose someone, especially around a time of year that's supposed to be happy. but, as everyone has said, mike is always with you, even if you can't see him. the spirits of the people we love and miss stay with us throughout our lives. i know you'll feel mike's love for you through the holidays

much loves for both of you

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

Positive thoughts your way!

Sarah said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. *hugs*

Weronika Janczuk said...

Sending my thoughts your way.

ElanaJ said...

Thinking of you.

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

I really don't know what to say. Beautiful poem, my heart goes out to you, and I hope your holidays are still filled with joy and remembrance.

Southern Princess said...

Good evening ladies, I am just stopping by to let you know I left you something at my blog... ;o)

http://princesscourtneysbarr.blogspot.com/2009/12/id-like-to-thank-academy.html

Your entry has crossed my mind many times today and I found myself smiling each time - so Mike's magic must be pretty amazing. ;o)

Stephanie Jenkins said...

Thinking of you and sending hugs.

Angela said...

It's tough when someone you care about passes close to a major holiday. It creates an ache that becomes part of the season.

Hugs to you both.

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, sending you a huge hug :(

Shelli said...

:( Big hug from atlanta

Gail said...

I. too, am thinking of you and hoping that time will heal your sadness, but allow the warm memories to shine through. I'm also guessing that Mike have been a prankster if you're claiming Jack's future indecent exposure will be his fault. Maybe he taught Jack to go outside and "water a bush" like someone did when my nephews were small :-)
Gail

Wishing you the warmth and joy of the season

Dara said...

*Hugs* Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kimberly Franklin said...

It's never easy loosing someone and I know words do not fill the void they've left behind. But, reguardless, you'll remain in my thoughts. : )

~Jamie said...

Awww. I can only give my hugs :)

Heather said...

This was really beautiful. This can be such a hard time of year for anyone who has lost someone (which is really almost everyone). I love the little bit of joyful sadness at the end, seeing some of Jack in Mike. Thinking of you, and of everyone.

Little Ms J said...

xoxo

Kim said...

Big squishy hugs.

Erica said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you both always.

Ian said...

I'm back again to let you know that this post has been nominated to receive the best "If you don't feel anything after reading this post, then you have zero emotions" of the year award. Good luck!

http://thedailydoseofreality.blogspot.com/2009/12/first-annual-ddor-year-end-awards-part_22.html

Kelly H-Y said...

Oh goodness ... this breaks my heart. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.