October 7, 2006--DJ, my beautiful 13 year old son, fell while skateboarding and hit his head hard.
The day I got a phone call saying "the ambulance was on the way"
The day that changed my life and that of my family forever
October 8, 2006--At 1pm on that Sunday DJ was declared brain dead by doctor's I didn't know and have never seen again. On that day I told my son to go to Jesus because truly he was already with Him.
October 12, 2006--My birthday and DJ's visitation at the funeral home (I hate the word visitation, are we truly visiting the dead? No, it's just an exhausting day for the surviving family)
October 13, 2006--DJ's funeral and the last day I ever saw his physical body, the last time I touched his hand, the last time I kissed him, the last time I was able to touch his beautiful head of hair.
October 15, 2011--my father-in-laws birthday, he just passed away 3 months ago and I know ths is going to be a hard day for my mother-in-law. It is a long list of "firsts" that she has in front of her.
October 24, 2006--my youngest son Jake's 9th birthday and all he asked for was for "his brother to come back, he didn't want any toys", that was not a "happy" birthday.
October 31, 2006--took DJ's sister Emilee and brother Jake to another town to trick and treat because seeing DJ's friends would have been entirely too painful
Every year since, every October since has sucked. It will always bring with it the falling of leaves, the array of pumpkins and the smells of bonfires. It will always bring with it a million horrible memories that I wish I didn't have but do, a lifetime of memories and sadness. I do not like October Sam I am, I do not like it!