Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Olympics

I have always loved the Olympics, summer and winter, and I'm so looking forward to the opening ceremonies next Friday! I've been watching all of the commercials for the opening ceremonies for next Friday but they are clips of the summer Olympics of 2008...a lot of times I can't even tell you what was going on in my life at such and such time but I can recall so many events since August 3, 2008...

Lily died on August 3, 2008 and the opening ceremony for the summer Olympics was on August 8, 2008...I remember going to the funeral home that afternoon to do one last viewing before Lily was to go to the crematory. My hubby went with her (he actually put her in the box to go down the conveyor belt to the fiery tomb....I still don't know how he did it...) and I went home. I turned on the television and watched the wonderful and beautiful spectacle that Beijing created for the opening ceremonies...of course, my heart wasn't into the show because all I could think of was the fact that my daughter's body would be ashes within minutes. I would never have the opportunity to hold her in my arms again. The next time that she would be home with me would be in an urn...

I look forward to watching the opening ceremonies for the winter Olympic with Lily's brother in my arms...and, I'll do my best to stay in the present...

7 comments:

Susan said...

I will be watching, too, and now thinking about you, Cooper and Lily. Hugs...

Jill said...

I will watch the opening ceremony this year and I will watch it with Lily in mind. xo

Maggie said...

I'll be thinking of you, Cooper and Lily too! I like the Olympics too, especially the ice-skating. :) (((HUGS)))

Never forgetting Gregory said...

That must be really tough. I will definitely be thinking about Lily as I watch the opening ceremony. Hugs.

Em said...

Wow. Your hubby is strong! I'm happy that you have Cooper to watch the Olympics with!

Leila's mommy said...

i'm so glad you have a baby in your arms to watch the olympics with! :)

Jessica said...

Thinking of you and Lily. *hugs*