The holidays will always be the hardest I guess. Christmas was our big day. In New York, we visited with family and friends, but once we moved here our celebrations were small and focused around our immediate family.
Of course, the family has grown and expanded in wonderful ways. Seeing Charlie begin to understand the magic of Christmas gives me such a pang. How much Jim would have delighted in him, spoiled him rotten.
Jim is always in our hearts no matter the day. Every time I see this old photo I'm upset that a great shot was out of focus. Then I realize that this is just how he will always be for us - just out of reach, but always in our hearts.