Monday, September 29, 2008


... my newest little nephew, Toby Michael Husk.

Congrats Christy & Matt!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The many faces of Jackson

I love this little stinker. He's CHOCK-FULL of personality. You'll notice his hair, I'm sure, which is actually a grown-out version. He decided to cut his hair "all the way to the skin" & wound up looking like a dog with the mange. So we had to shave his ENTIRE. HEAD.

A conversation we had the other day:
Jackson: "Mama, are we having a birthday party?"
Me: "No, baby, who's birthday is it?"
Jackson: "Well it was yours. And I wanted to invite somebody."
Me: "Well honey, my birthday's already over. I'm not having a party."
Jackson: "Well, when I have a party, I already invited somebody then."
Me: "Who?"
Jackson: "God. He's coming to my party. He comes everywhere with me."
Me: "He does? How's that?"
Jackson: "Because, silly, he lives in my heart. I love him."


Monday, September 22, 2008

The hat

My best friend, Jamee & my brother Chris at Jackson's Birthday Party, May 2008 - the last time I saw him alive and talking. Notice his hat. The "Jesus" hat.

At the funeral home, one of the guys (Ben) from his singles' group at church told my mom that he'd tried to get the hat from Chris. My mom asked him if he'd like it. This sort of shocked me, because my mother was hanging on to everything she could get of Chris'.

Later on, Chris' daughter informed my mother that she wanted the hat. So my mother went on a search for this hat, trying to find an exact replica. I don't think she ever found one.... and I think Trinity forgot about it.... so the hat was all but forgotten.

Then yesterday, I saw where one of his buddies from the singles' group, Andi, lost her aunt. My heart went out to her. Andi has been so kind to me & my mother since losing Chris. I sent her a message telling her that I was thinking of her. And this is what I got back:

Thanks girl. I hope you're doing well. Chris' hat gets passed around to people who are having a bad week. He's still bringing joy to us! Maybe I'll get it this week. :) Love you! .

Yesterday was 3 months since his accident. I have struggled so much lately. What's bothered me the most is that I feel like people will forget him. And then... this message from Andi... that I feel sure was sent as a reminder that noone will EVER forget him. =)

And just for kicks, here's a picture of Jamee & Chris before the Who's Who Dance in 1994... 14 years ago! =)

I sure do miss my little brother.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Trinity in a WHAT?

A tutu. Yep! I have photographic evidence. :)

If you only *knew* my neice, you'd think this was virtually impossible. And it almost was - until she thought that "some other little girl" could just be on my website in the tutu... she was happy to oblige... even though she's not exactly the tutu "type". =)

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

No, Mom...

...I don't stand out in front of the school picking out the most beautiful girls to photograph.

...the beautiful girls just come to me! (I think my 3 boys will hope to be saying that one of these days, ha!)

P.S. - My birthday is coming up! I know, I know, it's not a national holiday. I realize this... I'm petitioning Congress as we speak. In the mean time, you're welcome to send cash, check, money order... or heck I'll even take charge via paypal. Or gift certificates. Or jewelry. Or... well... you get the idea. ;)