Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Four years without Jacob

I can't believe it's been four years (yesterday) since Jacob's death in Iraq. In some ways it feels like just yesterday, and in other ways it feels like a lifetime ago. But no matter how long it seems, we will never stop missing him.

My sister found this picture of Jake and me the other day - I don't think I'd ever seen it.



SkylersDad said...

I am so sorry for your loss kind sir, how many more senseless deaths need go by?

Dale said...

Sweet photo. I wish you and your family the very hard to come by, peace.

Margie & David said...

Thank you my beloved brother. When I sleep I can dream of Jake and in my dreams he is alive and safe

Gifted Typist said...

You have brought a very human face to this. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Great picture. You both look cute.

I remember that day well. I was working the reference desk and getting our wireless network installed at the same time (as most of you know, I am a Librarian in a public library.) So I was REALLY busy, and then my mother called. I told Mom I was busy and could she call back later? I didn't expect her to call back, and when she did I took it as an ominous sign. She had heard about Jacob from Uncle David (I think), who may even have been canceling a trip to come see Mom because of it (sorry, my memory of this part is pretty hazy.) Maybe Uncle David and Aunt Margaret were going to be with your family instead.Anyway, what Mom seemed to want from me was to go on the Internet and find information that would prove that it wasn't true about Jacob. It was true that I couldn't find Jacob's name listed, but it appeared that names aren't posted right away,or at least not until the next of kin have been notified. Anyway, when we heard that it was true, well, it isn't as hard for me as it is for you, since I never even met Jacob, but he is still family. I may still have a video of the profile of him that was on the evening news.

My love to Margie and David too.

Your cousin Cathy

GrizzBabe said...

Your post written in 2005 makes me wish I had known Jacob too. He sounds like a wonderful person.

Madame Leiderhosen said...

Isn't to something to think what would we do without the people who make us laugh so hard we choke? And then we have to go on without them.

It's a beautiful, marvelous photograph.

Tenacious S said...

Grief is endless, but so are memories.

Esther said...

What a wonderful picture. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

So senseless. I don't know how any family member would be able to process and deal with such a tragedy. :-(

Biddie said...

I am soo sorry for your loss. It was so incredibly senseless. I wish that I could say or do something to help heal your heart..
Please give my condolences to your sister and brother in law.

Bubs said...

I'm so sorry.

That is a sweet picture.

Grant Miller said...

Wow, CP. You were both lucky to have each other while it lasted.

wonderturtle said...

It's a beautiful picture. I'm thinking of you.

Madam Z said...

My heart aches for you and your family and for the families of all the fine young men and women whose precious lives were taken in this horrible, stupid war. I wish Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld could have been forced to look at the shattered bodies of every one of the victims of their selfish, evil stupidity.

Mnmom said...

Grief sucks, no matter what. But like Tenacious said, memories are forever. How senseless is the war.

Katie Schwartz said...

I am so sorry for your loss, CP. It never gets easier, does it? You're in my thoughts, bubbie.

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