My March Kaleidoscope

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It’s been a difficult 7 weeks.

I flew up with the kids to say goodbye. To my surprise, he was released and went home with hospice care..and I helped to take care of him for 2 weeks. In between the bad days and the sad days, the kids enjoyed the snow and loved being in the cold ! We made new friends, spent a lot of time with old friends, prayed, laughed, cried and loved.

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On March 13th, The Angels called for one bad-ass Marine, to stand guard at the gates of Heaven. He will be sadly missed by many. I am grateful for many things, but mostly my time with him at the end. He put up a hell of a fight, to the bitter end.

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No one is ever ready to say goodbye to someone they love, and this moment in time will change me. 

I take comfort in knowing its not goodbye forever; it’s just goodbye for now. Until we meet again..

John F. Harrison . 1947 – 2014

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March 31, 2014 - 11:33 am

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March 31, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Ivonne Perez - You capture so much love and passion in your photos. You share so much and it means so much. Big hug!

March 31, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Melissa Weicker - no words, just love. <3

March 31, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Melissa Weicker - well, maybe a few words…that one of eva in front of your parent’s home (did you grow up there?)…ADORE. <3

March 31, 2014 - 5:36 pm

Jenna Reich - Jackie, what a beautiful tribute to someone who inspired and protected you for so many beautiful years. He looks like such a wonderful dad. xo

March 31, 2014 - 6:53 pm

Yasmina Cowan - Oh Jackie, what a treasure you have captured to remember your wonderful father. You are strong and beautiful, you are in my thoughts <3

March 31, 2014 - 9:58 pm

Heather Chudachek Ruffo - until you meet again…I remember after my dad passed I wasn’t afraid to die. I knew he would be the first one to meet me…you dad if with you always and part of you…look for the signs…cry when you need too…laugh when you can…one day at a time…here if you need me…powerful photos…

April 1, 2014 - 2:45 pm

jackietyghem - Thank you Melissa :) Yes, I grew up there, and I love any and every picture of my kids there… :)

April 6, 2014 - 8:33 am

Janine - Thanks for sharing, Jackie. I love the images of the sleeping children. Your father was clearly loved very much. You were all there for him. I imagine that is all anybody could want. XO

June 25, 2014 - 10:53 pm

Melissa Nigro Peters - This is so beautiful. You’re so strong. Much love.

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