Saturday, December 11, 2010

His Last Christmas Before Heaven

Christmas season comes with all kinds of memories. The ones that are most important are the ones you can never make again, the ones you don't ever want to fade away. I miss his easy smile and the warmth of a Christmas morning together.
Never again, and therefore all the more precious...

A treasured white Christmas, worth every dime and every bit of travel hassle as we came from three different directions to share this blissful week.



Phone in one ear, computer on his lap; he brought his work with him, and when he wasn't skiing, he was doing this.


Candid snap of brother and sister at breakfast...
Thank God for cameras and their capacity for saving what we can't bear to lose.


A rare shopping trip with me...oh, how I miss him joking, laughing, just being next to me.


A beer at the Million Dollar Cowboy bar in Jackson Hole, WY.
So glad we did it, so wish we could do it again. I miss you, beautiful son.
Make and savor your moments. Sometimes they are the precious last drops.

8 comments:

Marina said...

Love you Karen.

Anonymous said...

Very precious,wonderful pictures. Love to you both
Sharon

Beckypdj said...

Amen

karen gerstenberger said...

{{{Karen}}}

JoAnne said...

I love you, Mama! I love you, Joey! So glad we had that time together.

Daisy said...

((((Karen)))) Beautiful pics, Karen.

Mich

Anonymous said...

I love looking at your pictures, Thank you for sharing
xoxoxo
Sharon

Anna Looper said...

Karen, I got a glimpse of heaven last week when my most favorite uncle passed away. I was with him one night when he was aware of what was going on---he ask me who all the people in the room were...and then he said....Is that you momma and he even saw some pets. I truly believe we were all in the room together. They were anticipating him coming home and everyone was there to greet him. I could not stop crying...I cried and cried. Tears of joy.