Friday, October 31, 2008

happy halloween

Last year seems like a life time ago. Or maybe just a different life. I read my post from last Halloween. I stare at the pictures searching for any small detail that I may have missed before. Look at Jeff's face trying to see if I can find any reason or foreshadow of what was to come...But he looks so vital. Immortal. Strong.

It had been so fabulous to have him come with us trick-or-treating. Often he had been away for Halloween because it wasn't a real holiday. Liv had been so proud to have her daddy walk her down the street with all her little friends and their dads. We had joked that Jeff was dressed as a sasquatch. He had only been home for a few hours and drove back up to the boat hours away after tucking the kids into bed and kissing them goodnight.

Oh, if I could go back. Savour it a little more. I am so glad we did have that day, though. So happy that I have these memories of what an amazing man he was.


josie said...

happy halloween! enjoy those memories. i have those of my father who passed 16 years ago and to this day i savor them. btw my daughter was yoda last year :)

Jamie & Nicol said...

Jackie -
Get ready for a sappy comment...

I just wanted you to know how much I admire you. I linked to your blog from Matt's and have been following your story.

You are really an incredible mother. You do the most amazing things with your kids and somehow, you find time to really invest in them in on a daily basis. As a mother of two I know this is no easy task. Cutting the wood, preparing the garden, all of the educational and craft projects, it really is amazing. You're a very creative and bright woman.

I can't imagine how difficult a time this must be for you and my heart goes out to you. Please know that my thoughts are with you and the kids.

Much love,

Poppy and Mei said...

Happy Halloween!

Amber said...

Your hair looks divine..

darcie said...

LOOOVE the new do!! It looks amazing!! I hope you are glad you did it...
xoxo - darcie