To Our Precious Harley Hooker

Note to Reader: As much as I hate to write these “remembering loved ones lost” blogs, it is a requirement of my soul. Please bear with me in this moment of grief.

Dear Jodi,

Our hearts are irretrievably broken. I’m sure that you are up there looking down upon us, with tears rolling down your beautiful face, as you witness the outpouring of love happening on your behalf. What I wouldn’t give to speak with you one last time.

We went to see you in the hospital, I know you knew we were there because you squirmed around when my Rooster crowed at you from the foot of that bed. I know you would have booted us straight out of the room because you would never have allowed us to see you like that if you had the choice.

Fear not, as there won’t be a single one of us remembering you in that state of stuck between worlds.

I will remember your beautiful smile, and the sunshine that radiated from you during the goods times and the bad times. We will remember your big laugh and the snort that we always waited for. I will remember that you never let us down.

I will remember when you and Perry broke the bed in the spare room. 🙂 I promise that I will remind him of that the next time I see him.

I will remember dancing with you at Squirrel’s party, and making fun of Sprinkler when he drank the hot tub water.

I will remember the Halloween Birthday Parties, Spring Openers and the Sun and Surfs.

I will remember when our tiny black cat scared the crap out of you in our master bathroom by coming in through the window, when you were just trying to handle your business.

I will remember that you were the leading salesperson in the State of Washington of “toys” for Pure Romance, and that you were an expert on quality and best sellers. 🙂

I will remember you always chasing Pita around and trying to keep her out of trouble.

I will remember that you would always call me and let me know if my Rooster had a little too much at the bar, needing to be picked up. I am ever so thankful for that.

I will remember that whenever a tear was shed in your presence that you were the first one to listen, cry along and hug it out.

I will remember the love you have for your daughters, and how it would just devastate you completely every single time it was time for them to go to their Dads for the week.

I will remember how you hated having your picture taken, and really hated it when they made their way onto facebook. (You should see how many are there now, you would be mortified).

I will remember your dirty facebook memes.

I promise to post funny suggestive memes on your behalf.

I promise you that I will wear baseball caps with a ponytail in your honor, and when I do that I will also wear a hoodie.

I promise to try to keep an eye on Pita.

I promise you that we will all look after your girls and make sure that they do not want for anything, that we will keep them in line if need be and that we will hug them and love them and advise them any chance we get. We will also remind them every single time of how much you love them. They are good girls Jodi, you did a great job.

I promise you that your are missed, I promise you that you are being celebrated, I promise you that the tears will stop and the laughter will begin again.

We loved you Jodi, we love you still.

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