Tuesday, December 29, 2009

All because two people fell in love. . . .

Wow, where has the time gone? I cannot believe that today my husband and I celebrate 19 years of wedded bliss.

Please enjoy the picture from our wedding day. I am more than proud of this picture because my husband and I basically paid for everything ourselves. My mom did make all of the food for the reception but that is pretty much it. We did it all.

Happy Anniversay JD!
I Love you!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

World AIDS Day

A day that is so close to my heart. A disease that hits closer to home than many will ever know.

A walk back to February 7, 1992, the death of my favorite Uncle. What... he died of what? What the hell is AIDS? Why didn't he tell us he was dying? Dammit.... he is too young to die. Dammit, I feel cheated, he didn't get to meet his niece and nephew; my children.

No cure, nothing they can do except give you your t-cells count and death would soon be knocking on your door. You hid everything from your family as you felt it would ease our pain; WRONG! I so wanted to be there for you. Dammit, you cheated my emotions. I still long for you, cry thinking about your kind soul and those warm eyes that I know you would use to communicate with me.

You were considered an outcast, a freak, a disease, a queer, a fag... no, you were my Uncle and I loved you so. I loved the fact that you found love as you saw fit, that makes me proud to know I was related to you.

To my dear Uncle, Thomas C. Jackson, I will see you on the other side and boy will we have so much to catch up on.

I love and miss you more and more everyday.