Monday, January 19, 2009

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The first time ever I saw your face, I thought the sun rose in your eyes.
And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave,
To the dark and the endless sky, my love.
And the first time ever I kissed your mouth,
I felt the earth move through my hands.
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
That was there at my command.
And the first time ever I lay with you,
I felt your heart so close to mine.
And I know our joy would fill the earth,
And last till the end of time, my love.
The first time ever I saw your face.
-Johnny Cash
Went to Emeryville with the love of my life today. Walked bay street hand in hand, loving every second of it. We talked about life and how quickly it passes by. Talked about our past and favorite memories and hopes for our future. Like vacations we'll go on, babies we'll raise and albums we'll write and record. Talked about how fragile life is and how soon it can be gone. How we want to make the most of it and enjoy even the not-so-fun parts the best we can since we have each other and a mutual faith in God. To finish off the night, Johnny Cash and Carb free dinner. Now thats the life....

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Day to Remember

We celebrated Uncle Frankie's life today at his memorial service. It was beautiful. The slideshow was my favorite part. pictures of Uncle doing things he loved the most with people he loved unconditionally. I think the only thing he would have done different was maybe have his best buddies do a jam session in his honor and cut the baptist preaching time in half. haha He never could sit still for very long... 
As I was sitting waiting for the service to start I saw so many family members there to show support. Still, I continued wondering where Uncle was? Silly me. Like a little kid, I was looking forward to seeing my goofy uncle that would make me laugh on a day as sad as today. Unfortunately it was his death that made the day so sad. I still can't believe its all real. 
I have to say I am a little jealous. He is in a place that I can't even wrap my mind around with My uncle, my Nonni Eleanor and many more of our loved family members. I still can't understand why it was him that had to go other than the fact that I definitely needed a wake up call. A confirmation of my faith in God. A greater appreciation for my family members. A larger sense of safety and smart choices. Seems like when he was here I took him for granted. Now I'm' learning so many lessons from him that I never thought would be the kind he would teach.
He is already missed so greatly. I know it will definitely hit me hard on my moms birthday or any of our birthdays. A guaranteed hang out time he would rarely miss. Or this summer when we are in his backyard swimming and he's not there spraying us with the freezing cold hose. 
I can't wait to hang out with him again someday. 

Monday, January 5, 2009

Uncle Frankie

You'll be missed. May you rest in peace. Love you.