Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Remembering Jorai Mae Newman

This was taken from a draft i found in my gmail back on 12/26/07. I was planning on posting this but it never made it........

"Today I worked on the printer that printed Jorai's picture at her birth. The printer actually only needed a new color cartridge, but at the same time I felt an attachment to this printer. If I wasn't able to fix it and needed to replace it, I know I would have brought it home. I don't know if this is healthy, but I find myself not wanting to part with anything that had anything to do with Jorai.

At home we still haven't taken down the pictures, cards, and Jorai's ashes that sit on the wood trunk in our living room. I wanted them up until the end of this year. I never understood when people would tell me after their loved ones departed from this world that they still felt them alive, or in some way felt that they were still with them. I do feel Jorai is still alive."

1 comment:

Phoenix Rising said...

thank you for posting this. it's so beautiful to read your thoughts and feelings. although i knew this was true in my heart, for some reason reading it made it real for me.

i will always treasure all that touched Jorai, all that came from her passing, all that has her memory attached to it. that's all we have in a way. these trival things. yet as trival as they my be, they are everything to us.

Jorai will always be with us and a part of our family. her memory will never be placed in a corner or forgotten about. she is our daughter and i'm glad that you keep her in your thoughts and life.

i love you, my wonderful and amazing husband.