Every once in a while...less now than before, we discover some priceless mementos left behind from Jocie. It might be a note, or a card, a quote she had written down so she could recall it for later. Or in this case...web cam pictures. I thought I'd share some self-portraits that Jocie took using just her simple web cam and some occasional fun edits.
Today is Jiggy Day and my beautiful red-haired girl would be celebrating her 18th birthday.
So I ask that as you read this, whoever you are and wherever you are... take a moment and embrace your life completely. Do something fun and crazy just because you can! Whether it's ice cream for dinner, a midnight movie, or driving with all the windows open and your favorite music playing extra loud. Soak up all those around you with all of your energy and deepest affection. Do not miss another moment...because Jocie never did!
Remember, she always said...Go Big or Go Home!
I am often asked if it gets any easier...this losing a child planet that I live on. Quite honestly...it does not. I absolutely still miss Jocie today, as much as yesterday and the day before, and my heart will still ache for her tomorrow. There are days when it's still just too much to comprehend even now. But most days I have figured out how to balance that tremendous grief with all the beauty that surrounds me. For all the love and support that is shown to me and my family, I am abundantly grateful! And today...my family will be "Gettin Jiggy with it", I hope yours will too!
If you'd like...leave me a comment and let me know how you were able to celebrate Jiggy Day in your own fun way.