Dreams – I’ve been having this dream that Joe is dating another woman. She lives with us in my dreams and sleeps with me, Joe, and the dog. The latest dream – I got so mad at Joe and her – not because she was in my bed with me – but because one of them kept touching my arm. I can’t ever see her clear in the dreams. It is funny , but frustrating, for Joe always looks at me like he used to – a loving look – but then goes with her. This girl better watch out – for I have one tough sister that I might just need to send after her.
Joe Moments – Unfortunately, one of my good friends is fitting her own fight these days. She had surgery scheduled this past Friday and I had sent her a text on Thursday night (late) to say I talked with Joe and he will be there to watch over her. That morning, she texts me back at 5:30am, when she is on her way to the hospital, and guess what she is following – a Frito Truck. It is good to know he still listens to me.
Dan’s Marathon Update – Joe’s cousin ran a marathon in Joe’s honor. He finished in 3 hrs. and 45 mins. – 22nd overall – 6th in his age category …and unfortunately twisted his ankle pretty good during the 2nd mile. Dan the strength and determination you showed to complete this is amazing – and Joe is just as proud as I am. Hope the ankle is healing!
TEAM VOGEL - We had our first board meeting this past Sunday. It was tough to get together without the President, but felt rewarding to do the work in his honor. We are getting things set for the Team Vogel vs. Cancer Fundraiser 2011. More information on upcoming events and plans will follow in the next month.
Well – I think I hit all the key points I wanted to today. So now I want to leave you with some thoughts that have been brought to my attention by the younger crowd. If we could all think like little kids…
One young man stated -
“I just can’t stop singing “Don’t Stop Believin’” It’s always on when I get in my car” (This was stated as the young man got on his Little Tyke Bike/Car and then he proceeded to sing “Don’t stop Believin’”)
Another Comment…“I just miss Joe so much – but he is always in my heart”
Here’s a different conversation with a little one – “So what do you do at the cemetery?”
Me – “I talk to Joe.”
Little One-“Well, you can’t talk too much…God’s got him pretty busy.”
Another Conversation – “Are you still married?” (Practical question that I was totally not ready to answer.)
When walking into the house at night – one little one stopped at the door, looked up at the sky and said, “Good Night Jo – Jo”
If we could all keep things simple and so straight forward.
Love - Rach