I went to visit the hospital today. A friend of mine who still works there called me because there is a picture of Benny on display and she wanted to make sure I had given permission. Thanks Darci! Years ago I gave permission for the photo shoot and had been given a poster size copy of one of the pics from the shoot, but had no idea they were still using the pics.
When Benny died I was painfully aware that I would never take another picture of him, never have new memories with him. That was a very bitter and painful pill to swallow. It’s almost been 5 years so I figured I had seen every photo ever taken of his sweet face. In the beginning I would get surprises here and there someone would share a photo I had forgotten, but it’s been a long time since anything new.
The photo I saw today was one I had never seen. I burst into tears. It was a huge gift! When Darci showed me the pic and saw my reaction she said she would try to get me copies of the shoot and remembered some photos she had as well. I am so excited and cannot wait to pour over my new gifts.
I have lots of thoughts and feelings that were stirred up today. I want to write about them but I still need to sort through them.
I am grateful to know that I am thought and loved by so many truly good people.