Posts Tagged ‘memories’

Old Photos and Potato Chips

September 30, 2013

My sister-in-law, Tracy, asked me to send her some photos of Joel, his brother Lee, and our sons, Adam and Seth.

Tracy asked me if it made me sad to look through my old photos. I told her that looking at the pictures made me smile and appreciate what I had even though I miss Joel, Adam, and Seth with all of my heart. 

Of course looking at the photos takes my breath away because my boys were so cute! The first two pictures also reminded me of why I like potato chips so much…

Take a look for yourself — I think you will agree with me that my boys were cute and that potato chips are delicious and fun to eat.

*Seth is on the left and Adam is on the right in the first two pictures. In the black and white you will see Adam, Lee, Seth and Joel.






The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony and memories of my sons

February 14, 2013

Today I attended a fundraiser for the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony (CSYS) and the Children’s Chorale. In one hour we were able to eat breakfast and listen to beautiful music presented by both groups. Gary Nicholson, my best friend’s husband, started the symphony over 25 years ago and continues to conduct the top orchestra. It was wonderful to listen to the beautiful music. At our table sat someone I had not seen since my sons were in elementary school – the father of children who knew Adam and Seth. He gave me a hug and told me what his children were doing now. Our talk made me think about what Adam (who would now be 30) and Seth (who would now be 28) would be up to. Playing tennis? Small business owners? Teachers? Doctors? Lawyers? Married? Not married? Parents? 

It was nice thinking about them as grown ups even though it also makes me sad. I wish I could call them and wish them a “Happy Valentine’s Day.” I hope, wherever you are reading this, you are spending some time with someone special today. Greg, my fiancé and I are going to walk the dogs and wear red. 



“Perhaps Love” by John Denver

January 27, 2013

I received a note from Kathy after she read “Radical Survivor.” She wrote:  I just finished “Radical Survivor.” I cried, laughed and couldn’t stop reading until I finished your book in one afternoon. Even though this tragedy happened 17 years ago, I feel as though I just experienced your loss through your story – you touched my heart. I’m enclosing the lyrics to John Denver’s “Perhaps Love,” a song I always think of when someone loses a loved one – “the memory of love will see you through.”  The memories of the love you felt for Joel, Adam, and Seth and the love they felt have you have carried you through. Bravo – a great book!