Sunday, September 8, 2013
I'm sorry that I haven't been blogging on here. However, today is a day that I feel like I should....
Today is the day that we had to make the decision of holding on to you or letting you go. (Just these words "letting you go" brings to me the worst heartache in the world.) It was our choice to make you suffer longer or letting you go in peace. You know that making you suffer longer in your brain death was not the choice we were going to pick....so.....we told the people surrounding us (doctors, nurses, social worker, etc.) that we were going to let you go....and that took every bit of strength that we had in us...to say those words....those words just killed us inside.
Now, it was time to say those final words....Goodbye. We had plenty of times where we thought it MIGHT be goodbye...but NO this was the REAL thing this time...we were going to lose your life for good. So, everyone came in to the hospital, DuPont, to say goodbye to you....and yes I do know that you were probably standing above us watching all of us standing over your body crying our hearts out. Well...then it was finally time for us, Daddy and I to do the most heartbreaking thing purposely...pull your breathing tube off for good and let you go. As Daddy and I were sitting on your bed with the most heaviest tears that we had in us....it was time.......and, what did I do? I don't know if it was fear or just selfish....I walked away....I couldn't watch you DIE! Daddy was with you and he was the one who took the tube away and he watched the life leave you why I sat in the corner crying my eyes out and screaming inside for you not to leave me. I peeked around the corner and saw that YOU WERE GONE. Daddy kissed you goodbye and then they covered your body up. My God, at that very moment, I DIED inside and never thought I would recover. Daddy and I walked out of that hospital this time for good...it wasn't one where we came back the next day to see how you were doing. We walked out hand in hand with the tightest grip between us...knowing that we just lost you.
Goodbye my love.
That whole day was nothing but a foggy one. I kept telling myself it wasn't real. When we got home...we looked at your bed, your room, your wall of movies, the whole house, really, and it was all just torture. I went outside because I couldn't stand the fact that you would never be here again. Daddy went upstairs. Grandmom watched your brothers downstairs as I'm sure she had her mind on you and only you.
We all knew you were a movie fan...especially Disney...and Pixar...but I would have to say that your most favorite was the Toy Story movies. You saw Toy Story 1 and 2 in the movies and we all knew when the next one came out, we would take you to see it....but.....you never made it there to see it when it came out. I think that this Toy Story was not one you were supposed to see because this Toy Story was the Goodbye....this story was meant for Daddy and I to say.....So long, Partner. You see, when we see Woody...we see you. When Daddy and I watch the end of this movie, there's nothing but sadness because that was THE END. You said Goodbye....We said Goodbye... and now we're living life without you.
So........today is about you....We love you. We are thinking of you and what your life meant to us. You were our son who brought so much to our lives. You will NEVER be forgotten. Each day we live... You know Life is always calling....there's ALWAYS so much to be done....but you will always be in our HEARTS where you belong now. It's like you've come full circle, Jared. I think about it all the time. You came into this world, not breathing on your own....you then brought Life to soooooo many people, and then you left the world just the same way you came in. Now, tell me that wasn't supposed to happen! You came to this world for a purpose...you did your job which I would say turned out to be a blessing, and then....POOF....YOU were outta here! I love you buddy and I am so honored to have done this job of being your mother who got the JOY of being able to experience JOY and it was only because of you showing me the light! So Long...Partner!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
My Dearest Jared,
The time has come...a new future...a new hope....and it's only because of you that our family got to where we are right now.
As I sit here thinking about how happy I am that we have a new home...my heart aches for you so much right now. I'd rather just have you here with me then to start a new future. I just want you to know that NOTHING in this whole world will ever bring me the JOY that you gave me....for that I am grateful...and I just want to say Thank you for being a part of my life and giving our family a new gift....one that I know you blessed us with.
Yes.....I am crying...I just do it every now and then...just because my heart aches for you. I want you to be here in this physical world to experience our new future with us. Please continue to give me your strength and stay by my side FOREVER. I love you more than words can say....but you know that.Thank you again for showing me the way to come home when it's time....until then...here is a part of your legacy you've left on this Earth. (Video is a bit jumpy)
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Wow...I've been gone from here for so long. I just forgot I even had a blog to tell you the truth. There's been so much going on in my life right now. I'm back for now. So, anyway... Here's what's been going on... My beautiful niece just graduated from school and I am so proud of her. She and my son (who passed away a few years ago)were close in age(a month apart)so my son would have graduated also this year. I really miss him soooo much especially when I know this would have been a special time in his life. Don't get me wrong....I am so happy that I got to see my niece graduate...but at the same time a little sad...that he wasn't here. I miss you so much Jared and I am so happy that I still have so many memories of you. Although it still hurts so much inside, I have so much to be thankful for. So I leave now with a song. Thanks for reading.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Hi readers. I know that I don't post a lot but it's because a lot of times I don't have anything that I want to put here. However, I do want to have a meaningful blog so right now there is nothing more meaningful than this post. This post is dedicated to one of the most special people in my life. As a matter of fact, this person gave me and continues to give me so much of myself that I didn't know was there. He is the one who I fell in love with many years ago. He and I have been through so much together. Just recently, I have been in a very bad place with myself and trying to push my husband away from me because I know how much he loves me and I felt I wasn't doing the same and it isn't fair to him to let him love me that much, while I was giving up on myself. If I don't love myself, how can I even begin to try and love someone else? However, there is something inside myself that gives me strength and makes me realize HOW MUCH I really love my husband and how much it means to me to hold on to that love and never give up. All I need to do is listen to OUR song...this song came out around the time we started dating and was the song we played for our first dance at our wedding. For many years we had a not so ordinary world....this song means a lot to me in many ways and I always think about my husband when I hear this and I only love him more and more.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Hi everyone, I haven't posted in a while. I have to admit....I've been too busy pinning on Pinterest. Do you know how addicting that is once you start? Are any of you on there? If so, I'm sure you know what I mean. There are so many sites that I visit throughout my day, but once I log onto my Pinterest account, that's it. I'm pinning things from all over the place. Most of the time, it's things I see on websites or whatever and I want to "pin" the site or image so I can revisit it later (like recipes). It's also a place to separate all my favorite ideas for things and put them into categories that I choose. Well...I just love it. Come check out my boards and if you don't have an invite which you need to get started, I'll be glad to send you an invite.