Thursday, October 23, 2008

Photo of Darrell and I

Several people have emailed me asking if I could post a photo of Darrell. Its funny because right before the requests I had thought that I needed to do that. But first I had to get out all my old photo albums which proved more difficult than expected. In the process I found the DVD that the funeral home made for us with pictures of Darrell and I watched it this afternoon. I looked at the babies and thought how sad it was that they will never know their father. True he's not legally their father, but nevertheless, he's their father.

As I write my book I struggle with the fact that Darrell has no voice and what little voice he has is not really the person he was in life. I'm working on how to fix that.

This is my favorite photo of the 2 of us. It was several years old at the time of his death. The date is frozen in time now. A happy time for us as we celebrated one of his daughter's birthday at Olive Garden. I have this photo burned onto porcelain on his head stone in Tennessee, the one place he was finally happy.


Kristin said...

What a beautiful picture. I am sure you will treasure it forever.

And the babies?? Yes, he is their daddy even if they never met him.

Crystal said...

Thank you for posting. I am sorry I am just now seeing it. It's a beautiful picture and you know what? He looks similar to how I pictured him looking!

joanna and scott said...

What a beautiful picture of you both. Thank you for sharing.

kitty said...

What a handsome guy! That is a great picture of the two of you. I can see why that is your favorite. It shows two very happy people who are in love with each other.