Saturday, June 07, 2008

lucky


Despite what has happened, I am lucky. I am so blessed to have such sweet and amazing little ones to care for. They remind every moment of every day of their wonderful daddy. And though I miss him with every fibre in my body and mind, I have them to hold and love.

4 comments:

Carle said...

Yes you are lucky to have them as I am to have my two.

Heart
Carle

Poppy & Mei said...

Jackie!
You are opening like a spring flower!
It's beautiful to witness...Xxx

Neurotic Chic said...

Does Briar look a lot like Jeff did at that age? Seems like he would.

I am reading a book that keeps making me think of you. If you have not already heard of it or read it I really recommend checking it out. So much of this woman's grief reminds me of things you have said here. SO MUCH.

The Knitting Circle

While mourning the death of her daughter, Hood (An Ornithologist's Guide to Life) learned to knit. In her comeback novel, Mary Baxter, living in Hood's own Providence, R.I., loses her five-year-old daughter to meningitis. Mary and her husband, Dylan, struggle to preserve their marriage, but the memories are too painful, and the healing too difficult. Mary can't focus on her job as a writer for a local newspaper, and she bitterly resents her emotionally and geographically distant mother, who relocated to Mexico years earlier. Still, it's at her mother's urging that Mary joins a knitting circle and discovers that knitting soothes without distracting. The structure of the story quickly becomes obvious: each knitter has a tragedy that she'll reveal to Mary, and if there's pleasure to be had in reading a novel about grief, it's in guessing what each woman's misfortune is and in what order it will be exposed. The strength of the writing is in the painfully realistic portrayal of the stages of mourning, and though there's a lot of knitting, both actual and metaphorical, the terminology's simple enough for nonknitters to follow and doesn't distract from the quick pace of the narrative.

Danielle said...

They are so lucky to have you aswell. You are a great mom!!!