Messages from Big Jim
Big Jim Joined Us - Family
On March 18th I went to the Denver Home
and Garden Show. As I strolled through the beautiful gardens, I took
pictures. When I reviewed the pictures at home in a slideshow, some
were clearly very dark. One in particular caught my eye - although it
was dark, there was a familiar orb in it.
I opened it in my PaintShop Pro 9
program and enhanced the image with the "One Step Photo Fix"
feature. Immediately I asked, "Daddy, is that you?" To which I
heard, in an unmistakable, laughing voice, "You were
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On Friday, March 29, Fred rented a truck
to take to Gypsum, Colorado. Imagine my surprise when we were given a
red one. Actually it really isn't red, it is
RED. Yes, that's about the color. Do you know how many red
trucks Enterprise carries? Not many... Red is Big Jim's favorite
color. On the ride home after picking up the truck, Big Jim told me he
hopes Fred likes the truck. It is his way of letting him know he is
with him, helping him to fulfill his full potential.
Fred's first comment when I shared this
with him was, "he (Big Jim) likes to go fast doesn't he?"
Fred left for Gypsum early Saturday
morning. After watching the news, I called him to tell him the
Eisenhower Tunnel was closed in one direction and traffic was being
diverted to the other tunnel - one lane both directions. He answered
the phone telling me that he and Big Jim were sailing through the
mountains in his really fast red truck.
While we were on the phone, traffic came
to a stop due to back up at the tunnel. Being a man on the interstate,
Fred was disappointed in this. I pointed out to him that it could be
worse, he could be alone. I suggested he take the opportunity of being
stuck in traffic to breathe deeply and pick Big Jim's brain, after all,
Big Jim sees the Bigger Picture of everything...
As humanoids we have to go about our days
as if nothing happened. As if we have not experienced a loss of a loved
one to death of the physical body. But love lives forever and our loved
ones go with us - traveling with us throughout our day. They do their
best to show us they're still with us - every opportunity they get - in
photographs at home, in photographs in public, by delivering to us a
bright RED truck!
Acknowledge them. And they'll keep
"showing" you that they are still here!