Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Always A Waterboy


Ok, I have taken the plunge. No matter the pleasure or the pain I need to scan and archive these precious pics of ours. I'm dividing my time measuring the hours in spoons, so wish me luck. I will devote only one hour and who knows how many spoons to this project, and I will sometimes share a few with you good peoples too:). One thing I struggle with of late, are my memories. The good doctor says it is the pain masking the memories, and they will return as the pain subsides. ::pondering subsides:: From his mouth to Gods ears eh?


From the cradle Jamie was in the water. Much like all of my children were. I was not... ::::insert chicken pecking::::Two of the four became little swimteam stars. Karen swam butterfly so well that we all thought that if her singing career didnt pan out, olympics were in her future. Jamie was so fast in the back stroke that he brought the judges to thier feet in every heat. In this picture, I see that again, he lost his goggles.... that kid... Funny when I remember just how FAST he did everything in life from swimming to handwriting and everything in between... ::change channel quick::
Kelly and Jake swimmed socially. OK, they swimmed for the snack bar treats and friend time. Not that Jamie and Karen didnt love the social aspect of the sport, its just that the two of them were more serious, more competitive, and loved the water very much. Jamie lost interest in the swimteam somewhere around 8th grade..... As you can see on that pic up top right, he even had his dogs in the water..lol Here are a few done today. I think these are clickable...
Accepting an award........

Jamie, Jake, Kelly

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Both of my boys are water nuts. They are not on the swim team though. If we lived in a lake community then I suspect that they would be.

Nice pictures!

Karen A.

MsLizzF said...

Isn't it funny but for years after my son died I could not look at a picture of him without crying....so I didn't look at pictures. I can now as its been eight years since he died. Time helps....makes it easies to live without him. Now I like to look at pictures of him and remember....but I still cry sometimes. Hang in there...it will get better.

DearGina said...

Yes Liz, its a killer for sure, I wont dispute that. But I need to do ANYTHING to survive at this point. I MUST survive, with my wits about me... if this sounds like im trying to convince myself, I am.... very hard. I'm so sorry for your loss too... nothing worse. nothing.

DearGina said...

i KEEP THINKING i'LL SURELY RUN OUT OF TEARS U KNOW? BUT... NOPE

Anonymous said...

Gina,
Although I don't know you in the flesh & I haven't been through what you're going through, I grieve with you cause I just can't imagine anything worse than this terrible thing. To live through it has got to be soooo hard. I think of you often & pray for you daily. You will make it! And you'll be stronger on the other side of it.
Linda

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