Friday, November 20, 2015

Missing my buddy....


Two years ago we lost a good friend as I mentioned here when we realized we were facing a future without him. Well, the future is now and hardly a week goes by when my partner, Howard, and I don't refer to John in various ways.  John said this, or John showed me that, or that was before John and Janie moved to Bend or after...we rarely refer to his death. It is too painful.

John was instrumental in our church garden, which I took over when they moved. But I could always consult with him...that is gone. Likewise some of the side trips he and Howard took while they were partners....that is gone. But in the midst of all the memories of loss are the positives. We still have his spirit with us.

We keep in touch with Janie...in fact, we were guests in her home this summer just before Aleene's NSTEMI (heart attack). We got to see their daughter Sarah and her husband Josh who live just down the street from Jane. (When I see Sarah smile I think of her dad.) Their oldest daughter Eilidh (pronounced A-lee, Scottish don't you know) and her husband Jeff and daughter Paige live in Portland and we follow them on Face Book...John loved Miss P. But my memories are in pictures of garden, Scotland in 2008 and Mexico in 2013...they just keep popping up.


Just want the cyber world to know that I am once again reminded that when someone leaves in the flesh, they are remembered by their spirit. Peace

5 comments:

Melanie Springer Mock said...

Thank you so much for sharing a bit about your friendship with John. This is a lovely tribute. I didn't know him well, but it's clear he made a huge difference in others' lives. I'm glad he can be with you in spirit, in memories, and in his daughter's smile.

Tom said...

Thank you Melanie.

donna hastings said...

What a lovely tribute in remembering a wonderful man x
Donna & George

peter douglas said...

Thank you tom a great tribute to a great man and friend peter/jessie xxx

Kathleen Huber said...

Thank You, Tom. We all have wonderful memories of John.

Kathy