Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wordless Wednesday~ Salute

Ok. So after this post, I am ready to start being happy again... I promise.
It's a super hard thing loosing a close friend, but it's nearly impossible explaining "death" to a three year old.
For us keeping it very simple has worked best w/ Jaxy.
When Jax asks where Mr Chuck is... we just say,
"He went up to heaven to be w/ Jesus... & Jesus has a lot of  cool toys!"
"Up to the happy clouds, mommy?" 
"Yes bub, up in the happy clouds."
Daddy, Mama, & Jax went on a nice walk up to the cemetery.
Jaxy wanted to put a flag on Mr Chuck's grave.
As you can see, there's no gravestone yet, it's all happened so soon... too soon.

Daddy showing Jaxy how to salute. 
(Mad respect Mr Chuck.)

Awww... salute!
My sweet sweet boy.
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Live and Love...Out Loud
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15 comments:

Susan said...

Sounds like you are parenting so well through this. Good for you, Jax is a lucky boy.

MG Atwood said...

Very touching shots. Yes, it's hard to understand, even as adults. Happy days ahead, my friend

Elena said...

These are such precious shots! Jax is just so cute saying that his friend is up in the happy clouds! I think you are doing it right keeping it simple :o)

Lori said...

Awe...sweet boy. Sorry Mel, there is no easy way to say it.

misc.alaina said...

So sorry to hear about your loss! Such a sweet boy you have! Love his little salute!!

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

Aw, I am so sorry for your loss. Your photos are a loving tribute to your friends. Gorgeous and heartfelt.


Thank you so much for coming by my blog. You are so sweet, and I really appreciate your kind comment :)
I'm loving your style of photography! Everyday art. Life is beautiful!!! :)

Nessa Bixler said...

Oh my goodness Melanie... thinking of you and hoping your heart mends. I can' t imagine how you are dealing with Mr. Jax's questions, but I am sure it is with all your love and grace and perfect for him.

Becky said...

Awe, sweet captures friend! It's hard saying goodbye, we all understand!

dave, catie, and baby b. said...

hi! old friend!!

these pictures are amazing!
jaxy is getting so big!

looks like you guys are doing awesome :)

Love, Chelsea said...

Just beautiful, great pics.

Kelly-Marie said...

Jaxxy is such a sweetie, I just love him putting a lil' flag on there for his very missed friend x x x

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

So deeply touching my friend! Deep breath....

kyna... said...

This post literally brought tears to my eyes my friend. What a sweet little boy you have!
♥ Kyna

Courtney B said...

Oh Mel, I wish I could give you all a BIG hug! I am so sorry your sweet family is going through this heart break :( I understand how hard it is to lose a close friend... but I think it helps having an innocent little one to explain this to. It's easy to forget they people pass on to a better, happier place. And they ARE with Jesus. But we get so wrapped up in the pain of missing them... so Jax is a perfect reminder of that happy place :)

Sarah said...

((((((HUGS)))))) :(