Friday, February 11, 2011

One year....

One year ago.
It was our Spark a Smile
card making get together.
No one showed up but Janelle and I.

We still made cards and chatted.

Her dad called her a couple of times.
Just checking on her.

Janelle and I talked about the fact that her dad and her husband were going hunting early the next morning.

They had a great time.

The next afternoon I got a call.
There was a terrible accident.
Their truck was hit by a train.
I couldn't believe it.
It had to be a mistake.
Her dad was killed instantly.
Her husband was thrown from the truck.
He survived.
It was a long recovery.

It's hard to believe it's been a year.  I feel priviledged to have been there when Janelle got those last calls.  I still have a hard time believing Dr. Gene is gone.  Tomorrow friends and family will get together to remember.  And to celebrate getting through this first year.  We miss you Dr. Gene. 


Skip said...

You have such a loving heart. What a tribute.

Skip said...

Haha, today it is MOI and I am Skip's account.

The Redhead Riter said...

Life is way too short for some. Very beautiful post to remember him.

Suzanne W. said...

Wondering where you've been Marlene! That is so sad...but how wonderful that you are there for Janelle.

Yes I Blog said...

I'm new to your blog. So sorry about this loss. I hate it for them (and you).

I am a new follower. Like the style of your blog and will be back.

Best wishes to the family as they remember and reflect on their loved one.