Alvin and Big Jim Reunited
Fred and I flew to Memphis in January, 2008, for a
and visited my mom while we were there. Of course I went around the
house taking pictures and I wasn't disappointed.
Big Jim farmed soy beans, cotton, wheat
and rice. When I was a child he would bring home animals that he found
hurt or were hurt by the farm equipment. We would nurse them back to
health and let them go.
One day while working in his shop several
years ago, he kept hearing a noise. Upon investigating the noise, he
discovered a baby skunk - the baby's mother wasn't coming back, so Daddy
bundled him up and took him to the house. He had to bottle feed the
skunk, he was so young. Before long, Daddy and Alvin were inseparable.
While Daddy would watch TV, Alvin would sit on his shoulder.
Alvin transitioned a few years before
Daddy did. Daddy was devastated, but now they have reunited in the
spiritual realm. When Daddy comes by, Alvin comes with him and plays
with my poodle, Majik. They have a LOT of fun together playing,
especially in the guest room throwing pillows off the bed and trashing
out the covers.
Daddy and Alvin showed up together at my
mom's in the image below. Here they are, reunited, Alvin on Daddy's
Click the image for a larger view
Daddy is the large orb. Alvin is the
zero orb upper right. The image to the right is Alvin while he lived in
the physical world.
I was so thrilled to discover this
picture of the zero orb over the larger orb in the pictures I took at my
mom's house. Clearly, Alvin, still sits on Daddy's shoulder.
I must admit that thinking of Daddy as
"gone" is so profoundly sad. For those of you who have
lost loved ones to transition, you know what I mean. I grieve, cry, and
just allow myself to miss him, then I pull myself together and manage to
get excited at the proof that my camera shows me that he is still here
with us. And always, always acknowledge him when I see him with my
mind's eye - he looks fabulous.
As you miss your loved ones, allow
yourself to grieve. Remember, we are human and we must grieve even
though we know deep in our hearts that they are ok. Grieve, then allow
yourself to experience the joy of loving them and knowing that love
Big Jim's daughter,