I had hoped to have some 'regular' stuff in my blog. Things like Shout outs, salutes and thank yous. Well, sadly I have been forced to do a memorial tribute instead of something more 'fun'. This is how real life is, we would like to have all roses and no thorns, but this week was a thorn.
So to day I ask my blog-friends to take a moment to pray for the family of Jerry B. He was a fellow church member, a client from years ago, the man who owned the barn where I board and my friend's dad.
I will remember Jerry for his smile, his laugh and his great hugs. He never saw my son without hugging him. He sat in the back row with us (quick escape route for me as a mom) and as he got more and more sick his absence felt like a vacuum there.
He was a Veteran, a horseman, father, grandfather, husband and a million things to the people who loved him. He will be missed by his family terribly, but I revel in the picture of him full-cheeked, smiling and healthy in heaven. I am terrible at 'this' kind of thing. I hate losing people, I hate the feeling that the world is missing a special soul. I hate feeling I can't comfort my friend, knowing the pain of parental-loss so well, I still can't fix it for her. I AM a fixer and this can't be fixed it must be survived and felt and worked through and it STINKS. It just plain stinks!
I am hoping to get a picture of Jerry to post (with his daughter -also Jerri) when the dust clears. I will add it here.
So today's "salute" goes to Jerry B: Thank you for always being kind to us, for all the hugs, all the laughs and giving my 'ponies' a happy home. I will miss you and I will see you on the other side some day!