He's trained for months. Learned that there are a few more calories in a brownie than asparagus. Switched to whole wheat bread, and brown rice. Cut out all deserts...lies...most deserts! And by doing intense workouts six days a week, sometimes twice a day...he has lost fifteen pounds and several inches. No more love handles on this guy!
Because today is March 22nd and I awoke with the overbearing magnitude of loss...and there is nothing I can ever do to make this day any better...I dream.
I dream of windows into heaven...crystal clear and sparkling with rays of eternal sunshine. Where the glint of one radiant beam of light deliberately strikes a certain red-head, lighting her soul; making her easily distinguishable by her Momma. Jocie's contagious laugh and huge smile spread across her lightly freckled face as she too recognizes the opening in the heavens.
And for just a serendipitous moment our eyes connect; those same fresh from heaven blue eyes that looked up to me on the day she was born. No words need to be exchanged, just a connection between souls...one on heaven and one on Earth A connection which embodies more words than an entire dictionary. Just a dream...but it's what will carry me through this day...that and love from all of you.
Today and every day...may both yours and my dreams come true.
March is here...thirteen days of it so far. The slight breeze sweeping along winter brown grass brings a promise of Spring days to come...along with a clear memory of that breezy March day almost four years ago. The reminders are fiercely forefront in the air, the soil, and my Mamma heart. Yearning for The Red One swells.
Gorgeous, brilliant eighteen year old Allisa passed away from a brain tumor just two months ago...meeting her parents both warmed and tore at the scars of my heart. As new members to the Lost Child Club, Allisa's Mom and Dad appear strong, vibrant and thriving. They are amazing; focused on the important details of living a genuine life after such devastating loss! In keeping with the purpose of jiggystick we surprised them with a unique memorial jiggystick honoring their daughter, a small gift for her friends and family. A one of a kind label designed just for Allisa...favorite colors, favorite berry, and favorite flower...Gerber daisies. Jocie's favorite too!
We discussed the life and death of two young beautiful girls and the impact of a legacy cut short but immortal just the same. And finding meaning in a world absent of our daughters.
A big thank you to an incredible group of on-line photography friends from Snapshots of A Good Life. Their encouragement, love for me and support of jiggysticks has been overwhelming. They are the dearest, sweetest girls I've never met!
The Alissa Berry Berry jiggystick...just what I needed on this breezy March day. It's bright and cheery...filled with love...just like Alissa!