Tim introduced last topic so well that he received some very interesting (even if painful) responses... I'd like to ask you the opposite question: do you recall any particularly happy time you spent with your deceased loved ones? Let's share! Good memories always leave us all with a good feeling, don't they?...
Hard choice to make - some happy times truly stand out to me. But I think the one I would identify as best was when we took Laurel back to Virginia for the first time to meet my wife's family. She had talked to them on the phone, but seeing her joy at getting to know them as her family was wonderful. And, she was the grandchild that my wife's parents had always wanted but never had, so their joy was incredible. Moments from that visit come back into memory like glorious snapshots and bring back the joy. When times are tough, I revisit them and remind myself how good life can be.
Best Time Together was when my niece was June 16, 2005 6:33 AM
Best Time Together was when my niece was with just my husband and I in our large farm home we lived in all together at the time. My niece noted that we let alot of negative stuff slide off our backs and continued on with life irregardless of life's bumps and trials. She noticed that we didn't break down and become bitter although there are times you consider this. But Rachel seemed taken aback by us and I said, "Honey, you can't let life bring you down or you will become like the rest of them that have. Rotten and miserable, you gotta pick yourself right back up again and keep on going. So it is your choice and we choose not to." For whatever reason I wished that I could have held onto her longer alone for whenever I was with her alone I saw an entirely different, maturing young lady. But for whatever reasons life continued on in an entirely different direction for them and us and this is how it is now in the present. My niece passed on and me always searching for signs and questioning life and decisions...---ginger
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Tony and I were married in Las Vegas and only a few people got the chance to meet him when he visited me in Naples... So, when we returned to Italy, we decided to have a big reunion to introduce him to family and friends. I didn't like th idea of a wedding reception, but it occurred to me that, perhaps, we could throw a "Big Birthday Party for Two" ! In fact, his birthday was on Nov. 13 and mine on Nov. 19... The place we chose was the club house at the golf course... Very quaint, with a fire place and a great view! The menu was international with Italian, Chinese and American dishes. Many people attended and brought lots of presents. They all liked Tony and accepted him immediately! I was proud of him... We had a wonderful time I'll never forget!
One of the best times I remember with my young friend Naomi was when my daughter and I had rented a beach cabin on the Washington coast, and Naomi and her mom were camping nearby. We had tentative plans to get together, but kept just missing eachother, leaving funny notes and messages at our door or at their campsite. It was so funny! But it wasn't working out and night was falling. We went back to our cabin and settled in for the evening in our jammies. An hour later we heard a knock on the door which made us jump! Naomi and her mom had finally found us, and they were in their jammies, too! We had such a fun time hanging out and visiting, laughing, talking, playing silly games... The next day we all went to the Astoria Maritime Museum and wandered around the exhibits for hours. The girls enjoyed the tour of the lightship, and we took pictures. Those are some of the last photos we have of Naomi. It was such a happy time together. Still makes me smile to remember it, and then I start to cry because it'll never happen again.
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I cannot think of one special time that I enjoyed with my son, everyday with him was full of fun and laughter. Some of my funniest memories of him though are his impersonations of Jim Carey. He was an expert on Jim Carey and watched every one of his movies. After watching a movie one time, he would have it practically memorized and bits and pieces of the movie would be comically integrated into our every day life - ~smokin~. It was like living with Jim Carey LOL. Many times I had to ask Rudy to leave me alone because my stomach hurt from laughing so much.
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