Friday, April 23, 2010

lucky me

Also posted on Widow's Voice


"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened." ~ Dr. Suess

After Jeff died, I had this quote printed in vinyl to stick above my bed to remind me just how 'lucky' I am.
I read it in the hard moments when the kids are in bed, the phone hasn't rung in two days and my poor-me's are flowing.
It reminds me that I'm lucky. We're lucky. Everyone of us who were touched by Jeff's existence is lucky.
He wasn't 'perfect'. He was FAR from a saint. But still, thoughts and memories of him make me smile. And his ability to laugh was second to none.
I got to share his life, his laughter, his love.....And I'm lucky for it.

8 comments:

leigh in the sav said...

so true. i'm sure not always easy to accept, but so true.

hugs.

paxton4evr said...

i love that quote...

Jenn said...

no, not lucky....
blessed!

aztextpress said...

What an amazing attitude! Thanks for sharing that....
Michelle

Caroline said...

What a great picture!!!!! You were lucky..seriously..how many guys would let their picture be taken in a bubble bath!!!! And he was such a rugged guy....very funny!

Opus said...

This picture makes me smile!

AKA "Meesh" said...

::cry:: It's hard to sit in the moment and suck up the positive. It's hard to look at the 'now' as the memories of tomorrow. You're SO right, though. You're incredibly lucky, we all are. XOXO

Jen said...

This is a very sweet post Jackie. Nicely put!