Thursday 31st August
Almost two hundred and fifty miles, and four hours later, with the car devouring the long stretches of Interstate, we’ve arrived at our next destination. We’ll be here for a couple of days, then onto the Keys, to round off our holiday.
The temperature is a good ten degrees warmer, and the skies are a beautiful blue.
Tired and weary after two long days of driving, we’re happy to do very little, apart from something to eat and a little shopping, a cup of tea and a shower. We’ll go exploring the coast tomorrow, from Fort Pierce down to Jensen Beach.
Thinking of you all the time
Wishing you were here
Loving you forever
Precious Angel son
Dames Point Bridge over the St. Johns River, Jacksonville
Driving on past the road to Daytona Beach
Wednesday 30th August
Almost four hundred miles south, six hours later, with three stops for food, drinks and bathroom breaks, and we’re back in Florida, having driven the length of South Carolina and Georgia. A quick overnight stay before heading further south tomorrow, then on to the Keys after that.
Wish you were in the back of the car with us; wish you were here in the hotel now ~ you’d be off to the pool, splashing and swimming about, or you’d take control of the television, and flick through the masses of channels, searching for SpongeBob or Batman or Star Trek.
We think of you all the time; what you’d do, what you’d say, what you’d choose. That will never change.
We miss you every single moment. That will never change.
We love you so much. That will never change.
Dearest, darling Angel son
Sunrise this morning, before we left……
With pretty, fluffy clouds
“My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
Tuesday 29th August
And so we come to the end of our two week stay in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Two weeks of doing nothing.
Nothing to worry about.
Nothing to stress over.
Nothing to think about.
And it has been so restful, recharging, relaxing and calming.
We missed you every single day
Love you my Angel
An early morning knock on our door ~ a delivery from our good friends ~ hello breakfast
A grey, quiet start to the morning
Clouds gathering this afternoon
But still pleasant to sit on the beach
Sunday 27th August
Nine hundred days an angel
Nine hundred days since I saw your face
Nine hundred days without your voice
Nine hundred days just a lonely space
Nine hundred nights knowing you’re gone
Nine hundred nights of asking ‘Why?’
Nine hundred nights sobbing silently
Nine hundred nights thinking it’s a lie
It seems like yesterday
It seems so long ago
It seems so unreal
It seems you’ll have no tomorrow
Love you now
Love you still
Darling Angel son
Fluffy clouds this morning
Beach through the palm trees
Fluffy clouds this afternoon
Palm tree fronds
Saturday 26th August
A sparkling sea, like a thousand tiny jewels
All twinkling in the early morning light
Wave upon wave of shining diamonds
You’re telling me you still shine as bright
But I’m missing your sparkle
My sweet Angel son
The twinkle you had
Now forever young
Sparkly waves break over the sand this morning
26th August 2012, looking out over an almost identical view ~ five years ago…….
Friday 25th August
I don’t understand why
But I do know he’s here
Safely tucked inside my heart
I try hard not to shed a tear
Recalling all the memories
I know he’ll never truly disappear
If I close my eyes and wish a while
I think I feel him standing near
My darling Angel son
Love you to the moon and back
The beach chairs and umbrellas are set out by 7:30am
Quiet, gentle waves lap the shore in the early morning light
Pretty sunset to end the day
Sugar pink colours over the sea this evening
Thursday 24th August
I think I see you in a group of people
Just wish for you there was a sequel
I search for you as the clouds roll by
Just wish you weren’t a star in the sky
I imagined I felt your hand in mine
Just wish that I could go back in time
I thought I heard your voice and laughter
Just wish you had a happy ever after
Love you sweetheart
Beloved Angel son
Cloudy, but still warm
Pretty yellow hibiscus
And a pink one too
Wednesday 23rd August
Sitting on the beach this afternoon
Watching all the youngsters playing
I thought about what you’d be doing
Walking, reading a book or swimming
You kept yourself happy and laughing
So, so many reminders
Of what you might have been
My darling Angel son
Another beautiful morning
A quiet spot on the beach
Lots of factor 50 and a large sunhat
Thinking of you sweetie
Tuesday 22nd August
We went walking along the sand
I imagined I held your hand
The waves were whispering your name
And I was doing just the same
So you painted the sky tonight
Such beautiful colours so bright
To watch sunsets is what I love
You sent one to me from above
Love you my darling Angel son
You’ll always be forever young
A beautiful morning again
Palm trees against the sky
The sun going down
Sun beams spreading across the sky
Pink clouds over the ocean