Thursday, November 27, 2008

I miss you John..This time last year I spent Thanksgiving with you at the hospital. Me and you laughing at tv shows and eating the plates that were brought to us from Mom's.
I listened to Alice's Restaurant today in your memory while I cooked for Mom and the kids. You know that song is so annoying. But it is really funny. I couldn't listen to The City of New Orleans and maintain any kind of composure, so I didn't listen to that one..Nights without you are harder than I ever imagined they would be. Holidays without you are almost impossible.

Who could forget you and Dad's run to IGA every holiday because me and Mom would forget something at the store.

And who could forget Dad trying to poison everyone with the turkey every year by his cooking methods. Elizabeth and I were talking about that today. How when she was little she thought everybody was supposed to get sick at Thanksgiving because of how Dad always got us sick with his turkey. I am glad you started cooking the turkey after you found out what Dad was doing. LoL We laughed a good while over that one today..

And I thought of how we worked like a well oiled machine together. Me making pies and bread and you doing the turkey. How we balanced each other out. You were missed today and you are missed everyday.. We thought of the happy times today with you..And no holiday will ever be the same without you.

xoxo Nita

Song for tonight City of New Orleans by Arlo Guthrie
1st video, 3rd clip


Dawn said...

I am so sorry to hear that your family spent this holiday with an empty plate. but I have just gone through several of your posts and have to say you are a very blessed woman to have the power of Christ helping you cope with this loss. I found your posts very positive, very hopeful and very thought provoking. Thank you so much for coming to my blog so that I may find yours. May your Christmas season be filled with more joy than sorrow.

Mimi said...

I pray that you and Elizabeth had a nice Thanksgiving yesterday with your mom and dad...
Who cooked the Turkey this year?

Your Thanksgiving was lonesome for John...

but think what a wonderful Thanksgiving he had with Jesus!!!!!

Love and Hugs,

whitey said...

thanks for sharing the memories they were sweet

Nonnie said...

wonderfully expressed heartfelt thoughts and memories, nita...thank you for sharing...and i hope you found some comfort in your memories...they are filled with love.

meant to be by dad was taken to the hospital yesterday tomorrow....
thank you for all you share and for your friendship.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh Nita, I know that this time of year is so thoughts and prayers are with you.


JeannieTheDreamer said...

hey there girlfriend! Happy Belated Thanksgiving. I hope you enjoyed family and food! You are so blessed. To have known and to continue to be with John in spirit. To have all your memories, all that love. You are so blessed.

Nathalie Thompson said...

Thinking of you today, Nita.

Annette said...

LOVE YA!! Thank you for sharing some of your sweet memories with us, I smiled at the part of where you and your mom had your dad run to the store, I have to have my husband do that every year, cause 2 things happened either 1 screwed up a recipe, or 2 like you and your mom forgot something!!

Nance said...

'Morning Nita,
Got here via Dena of swaddle cottage. I have read some of your older post and I admire your strength. I think that you are a very nice person inside and out. Do you mind if I link your blog to mine? I really love to come visit again.


IsabellaCloset said...

Nita, My thoughts & prayers are with you ...It's so very hard being without our loved ones during the holidays..and everyday. I know what you are going through.
God bless you!
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Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

My first visit here. You have a beautiful blog. Your Christian spirit shines through...m.

Bethany said...

Blessings and prayers, love and hugs for you and you dear xxoo

Lorri said...

Nita, sweetie...I'm sorry for your sorry.

Holidays are always so difficult without our loved ones...and words are so inadequate...

Hugs and Love...Lorri

Donna said...

What a beautiful letter to John, sweetheart!!! It made me smile you...hughugs

Classic Charm said...

Oh Nita...I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving, and I'm sad too because John wasn't there with you to share the day. But he was there in spirit...and your memories will keep him alive in your heart.

Shelley said...

Hi Nita,I'm glad you found strength to get through this Thansgiving,and I am sure remembering your dear John helped you so much. I always tend to remember loved ones who have passed at this time of the year and give thanks for the time we shared our life's together,and look forward to the time of celebration when we are reunited.

Blessings to you and Elizabeth,

Sandi McBride said...

Hope you are well Nita and that you and Elizabeth had a good have warm memories, that is a good thing to hold onto...
thinking of you

Anonymous said...

Nita, I wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you!

Becoming Me said...

Oh Nita...I have no words...I am praying for you...for real...and am glad that you are seeking solace in the arms of Christ

Elizabeth G. said...


God bless you as you pass these milestones of holidays without your John. I pray for the spirit of the Lord to comfort and bless you. I pray for you to feel John near you, to feel his joy and to know that someday you will be reunited with his love.

God bless you during the holidays.

Just Joni said...

I hope you are getting through these days with love in your heart...and sweet memories that make you smile.

*** Kelly Maria said...

Dearest soul,
You are in my heart and prayers during this holiday season. I understand in some ways how you feel...but mine is missing my baby brother. The holidays were like "our time". Lots of many funfilled memories of childhood....
I treasure those golden moments, as I am sure you have many you treasure too.

Beautiful Christmas Blessings to YOU!
~Kelly Maria

PS~ When you have time please come by my blog, I have an award for you there!

Amy said...

Thinking about you and your family.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Nita,

Just wanted to pop in and check on you sweet one. You're heavy on my mind. Know that I'm thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer.


Laurie in Ca. said...


Every time I come to leaving a comment I have no words. I still don't but I want you to know that I think of you daily and pray God's strength for you to make it through. I love you.

PS. I started my blog finally. Not much yet but I will get there in time.

Lorri said...

Sending you my hugs, love and thoughts.


Deb said...

What a sweet, sad, and beautiful post. I'm thinking of you this holiday season and wish you love & peace.


Jeanne said...

You know Alice's Restaurant is in my neck of the woods Nita. I'm glad you had family around you and have such happy memories to hold on too.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Just stopping in to find out how you are doing. Thinking about you!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Just stopping by this morning Nita to let you know I think of you always and am praying for you. I am sending lots of Hugs and Prayers to you and I hope you feel them. You are on my heart.


Sandra Evertson said...

Hi there,
Just took a look below at that teeny black pup, she is are lucky...a sweet little love to be had in this world! Sending you and yours Season's Greetings and Warm Holiday Well Wishes!
Sandra Evertson

J and Z said...

heart felt...wishing you comfort in your memories...

ctgc said...

May your memories bring you some comfort during the Christmas season.

willow said...

I'm praying for peace and happiness this Christmas for you. Thanks so much for stopping by my place today.

Brenda said...

Just a note to let you know I was thinking of you today. Holidays are so special and joyous that sometimes we forget about others that are feeling sad. May your good memories help you though this Christmas season and bring you a sense of peace.


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