December 13, 1979 – August 11, 2012

This post is dedicated to my granddaughter, Jessica, who died 2 years ago today.

I hope you are resting comfortably, and in peace, my dear.  Your life was less than peaceful and was tumultuous in many ways.

Your appearance into the world was so exciting and so exhilarating.  You were my first grandchild.  A beautiful baby.  And I was instantly in love with you.

looking grandma in the eyes

No words can express…

Held by your great-grandmother.  How loving is that?

Held by your great-grandmother. How loving is that?

 

Surrounded by your loving family.

Surrounded by your loving family.

In your loving mother's arms in the flower garden.

In your loving mother’s arms in the flower garden.

First taste of watermelon. I couldn't pull it away.  You held on so tightly.  Loved it.

First taste of watermelon. I couldn’t pull it away. You held on so tightly. Loved it.

A professional photo.  What a smile!

A professional photo. What a smile!

Celebrating the holiday and celebrating your presence in our family.

Celebrating the holiday and celebrating your presence in our family.

You had a sense of humor.  Loved your silly face.

You had a sense of humor. Loved your silly face.

Clowning at grandma's house with that silly hat.

Clowning at grandma’s house with that silly hat.

A bouquet for your first ballet performance.

A bouquet for your first ballet performance.

Visiting grandma and grandpa in Florida.

Visiting grandma and grandpa in Florida.

Years flew by and you and your family finally moved down to Florida, too, and we reconnected as if it were just yesterday since we were together.  The years in Florida were not your best, actually the worst, and there were many problems, but you always knew how to smile in spite of them.

Health problems took over your life, and we watched you with feelings of great helplessness, as you slowly were failing, right in front of our eyes.

Love you, my Jessica.

Love you, my Jessica.

 

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17 responses to “December 13, 1979 – August 11, 2012

  1. Sending you and yours light and healing energy!! Hugs ….

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  2. Sending you love and hugs.

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  3. How wonderful to see her young and happy and her sense of humor. Thank you for this lovely tribute to her. It brought back good memories.

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  4. My heart goes to you. I am indeed sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful angel. Hugs, Barbara

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  5. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Lots of love and prayers.

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