Family Reflections'S ARCHIVE

  • January 2010   January 31st 2010 – Today we held our first organizing meeting for the Second Annual Tinker Ball, to be held on July 16, 2010.  We thank all who came to help us get started on Jacquie’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  We were able to get a lot accomplished and come up with […]

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  • December 2009 December 28th 2009 – I am sorry that I haven’t written is a while, I hope that you understand.  I think you do know how hard the holidays are, not just for us, but for everyone who has to “celebrate” the holidays with an “empty chair”.  I think of all the families and their […]

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  • November 2009     November 26th 2009 – Today is Thanksgiving.  The past few days, I have been feeling more depressed and stressed about the whole upcoming “holiday season”.  I should know what to expect now, this is our second Thanksgiving with Jacquie’s empty chair.  But knowing didn’t make it easier to leave the house to have […]

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  • October 2009     October 29th 2009 – I needed to be on the website today.  Most days it is hard to read the messages that friends and family leave, but today, I needed to know that Jacquie is remembered.  I miss her, and I don’t know what to do.  I just want to be home, here with […]

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  • September 2009     September 30th 2009 – I want, no need, to say I am sorry to those of you who have left voice mails, text messages, cards, notes, and e-mails recently.  I have not been able to return messages lately.  I am having such a hard time dealing with all the things going on in […]

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  • August 2009     August 26th 2009 – 354 days. Forever. The day you were born, a star dropped from the sky and lit a flame inside my heart. As I watched you grow, that light inside my heart burned brighter and brighter.  It was fueled by my pride in your accomplishments, the joy in watching you live […]

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  • July 2009     July 31st 2009 – One week ago today, we were celebrating your life through memories at your Tinker-Ball.  One year ago today, we were celebrating your newest “birthday”.  One year ago today, you recieved your second transplant, your second chance at life, your second chance to fulfill your hopes and dreams.  We all were […]

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  • June 2009     June 28th 2009 – It has been 295 days since Jacquie left us, 295 days of living without part of our hearts. 295 of questioning “why”, and “why Jacquie?”.  295 of pain and sorrow that leaves us feeling as though the world will never be right again.  A year ago, Jacquie was home, with […]

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  • May 2009     May 27th 2009 – “A daughter needs a mom to teach her to be thankful for the gift of wonderful friends”.  My Jacquie, as the days pass, I realize more and more how much you gave all of us.  You gave us joy, laughter, tears, wisdom, memories, beautiful smiles,adventures, hopes, dreams, enthusiasm for life, […]

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  • April 2009       April 30th 2009 – I know it has been 6 days since I last wrote. It has been 236 days without Jacquie.  The last week has been difficult. So much going on, and all I kept thinking to myself was “why can’t I just go to bed and not have to deal with […]

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