Saturday, October 11, 2008

October 11th - not just another day

The 11th day of the month - a day on the calendar that hasn't escaped me once since April 11, 2008. Jim would be exactly 27 years and 9 months old today but instead this is the 6th month anniversary of his tragic death. Everyday I think about it, everyday I can't believe it; but, then my thoughts continually adjust... from knowing we'll no longer see or talk to Jim to the feeling that the Miami Detectives will never find Jim's killer. It pains me that Jim will never marry, never have children and never grow old and gray. Just in 6 months he has already missed so much.

Julie was with me this morning and that meant more then anything. Jim was with us, the three J's in each others presence. He held us close as we touched his ashes and shared tears about our loss. We miss that young man so much.

Please continue to think of us and pray for peace and answers.

Love, Joanne (Jim's MOM)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Jim's garden....

I took a few pictures over the weekend of Jim's completed garden. It is sad to me that it is almost time to put the garden to 'bed' for the season. And, it makes me anxious that the Spring will bring growth and color into the garden but possibly no resolution to Jim's murder.

We miss Jim each and every day and some moments are much tougher then others. We appreciate your continued love and prayers.

Love, Joanne & Julie