Friday, January 23, 2009

Forty Seven Years Ago Today

I've been trying to get the courage up all day to write this post. I went through a large basket of personal possessions of my daughter Jennifer's last night. Her Girl Scout badges, her baby book, her dolls and last but not least, the tiara she wore as homecoming queen in League City Texas in 1978.

I went through all the photos last night with the intent of posting many to share, but alas, today it was just not possible yet for me to do that.

Yes, it will be five years in May since she died, but still I can't post the photos or be enthused about posting this blog. I might not even post it.

There are so many things I would like to share with you, my friends, about this remarkable first born and the woman she became, but it's not time yet.

So, suffice to say, Happy 47th Birthday Jennifer - you are missed. The world is not as gentle as it was when you were here.

Love,
MOM

8 comments:

Steve Cotton said...

Thank you for sharing this, Babs. When you are ready to share more, we are ready to both enjoy and to help you shoulder the burden.

Islagringo said...

What a sweetly sad post. Thank you for sharing. You don't need to share your raw emotions with us, but if you do, I second Steve's words.

Nancy said...

Take your time, Babs.

Sometimes sharing helps. I know I would love to hear about her.

Whenever you are ready.

American Mommy in Mexico said...

Tears. Our love for our children has an unrealness about it.

When you are ready, we would love to hear about her.

Todd said...

Happy Birthday Jennifer

Babs said...

Thanks all lmy friends. Todd, you always touch my heart!

Tina said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter, and to you her mother. I have a daughter as well. I can't imagine
the loss.

Kay Cox said...

Geez, has it been 5 years? Hard to believe...take your time, dear friend, take your time.