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Monday, July 21, 2008

John's Boots...



These are his boots that sat by my bed for months and months after his accident. I put them away and he died a month later.

They comforted me..seeing them sit by the bed. A constant reminder of him.

I remember seeing him put them on in the mornings..And many times, after coming home from a long hot day at work, I would take them off for him.

I considered it an honor to take his shoes off. He would smile at me, a grateful tired smile.. and say, "How did I get so lucky?"

I would say, "I'm the lucky one."

I always felt lucky to have him..Blessed. Even through the hard times.

I am having a hard time right now because the anniversary of his accident is coming up.

I am going to get to every one's comments over the next few days. Be patient with me..I have not forgotten you, I just haven't been on the computer much.

I do appreciate everyone who has left me comments..

~Nita~

Tonight's song, Summer Breeze by Seals and Croft

1st video, 2nd clip

This was one of our favorite songs..John couldn't carry a tune in a bucket, but he loved to sing. He would often ask me if I minded if he sang.

I told him I didn't mind at all.. I loved hearing him sing..

16 comments:

Mrs. N. said...

I happened upon your blog because of your sweet comment you left to me at Faith Lifts. I do not know your story, but this post, put tears in my eyes. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

Patti said...

Sweet memories Nita.
Beautiful sweet memories.

Thinking of you today and always.
Hugs
Patti

Karen M said...

So precious!

I'm so glad you can treasure the life you two enjoyed together.

Hugs to you, Nita.

Laurie said...

Sweet Nita,

I have been at such a loss for words of encouragement these last few posts. I feel like a lousy friend. My heart is just so heavy for you and the hurt that surrounds your heart. I just wish I could give you a HUGE HUG and make it all better. It is the MOM in me, I suppose, not wanting to see anyone hurting. I am praying for you my dear friend for peace, and hope and nuggets of joy each day to carry you through. I wish I could do more for you, it would make me feel better. Just know that this California Girl loves you deeply and cherishes your friendship. I really do.

Love and Hope, Laurie in Ca.

Annette said...

this blog reminds me to be "Thankful" for the cloths laying on his side of the bed, socks in hall by the laundry room door when he comes in from working all night. Thank you dear friend for reminding me to be thankful for all those little bothersome thing's! I love how you capture the moment and then allow all of us into your life so we too can enjoy the percious thing's you and your John shared, it's through thing's like this his memorey will live! Love to you always
Annette

Jann said...

Nita, I can hardly see what I'm writing for the tears in my eyes after reading this and your last post. I wish I lived closer--I would give you a huge hug. I wish I could take you out to tea or go for a walk or have you over for dinner. Maybe someday in better times we will be able to meet--but for now, know that you have many, many friends in "blogland" who care about you so much! Virtual hugs, and real prayers, Jann

Donna said...

You'll make it through the day sweetie!! We're all here holding your hand!!!(((Hug))))

joan said...

Sending you lots of hugs and prayers. This post really makes me think and to be grateful for the moment. Thank you for that Nita.

Joanne Kennedy said...

When the anniversary date comes around try thinking it was the day John got to meet Jesus face to face.

I know certain dates are harder then others. I won't say you should not be sad. I hated when people would tell me that.

But, I have come to find a bit of join in looking at things differently.

Remember John is not gone for good. He just "moved" and is waiting for you. You will be together again one day.

If you still had John here with you he would be strugling to move, fighting depression and pain.

By letting him go, he is happy, full of love and walking with the angels.

I know none of this takes your pain, hurt and loss away but I just hope it brings you a tiny bit of comfort knowing how happy and blessed John is right now.

Big hugs,
Joanne

Brenda said...

I'm so very sorry that you're having to go through this sorrowful time. I hope your loving memories of John will help ease your grief.

An Enchanted Cottage said...

I am thinking of you and hoping you find comfort during this difficult time... Donna

The Artful Eye said...

These of wonderful, sweet memories that you will have with you forever.
My heartaches that your grief has become unbearable. Maybe you can plant some flowers in these boots to bring a smile upon your face.

Thinking of you and holding your hand. Peace is on the way.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I'll always think of you two now when I hear that song! Thank you for the wake up call today Nita, we all need it now and then. I'm sending prayers and good thoughts your way today! Thinking of you all the time!

A bird in the hand said...

You're always in my thoughts, Nita.
Love,
Colette

Nonnie said...

sweet memories, nita.....and i agree with annette....it reminds us to be thankful....for the little things....and put them all into perspective....to be appreciative of the time and opportunities to love, that are ours.
hugs and prayers to you.
kimberly

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Your blog has truly touched my heart...{{{Hugs}}}.

Love, Kim

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