Friday, November 25, 2011

WE WERE SO CLOSE

      Thanksgiving Day was not celebrated as a national holiday in Jamaica but it turned out to be a special day for me.  I got a chance to talk to some relatives living in the U.S.A. and saw some wonderful Thanksgiving Blog Posts as well as interacted with Bloggers.
      At one point I went to one of my email accounts and a particular email caught my eye as the subject area had the name of someone whom I recalled was one of Janine's pen-pals.  I got connected to the internet after Janine's death so we did not have an email address at the time.  Janine and I were very close and had the same friends but only shared a few pen-pals. Nevertheless we would tell each other about our pen-pals and their countries so I knew about her pals. Happily I now communicate with several of her pen-pals and I am so pleased that I have linked up with yet another, Allyson from Wisconsin.
      I know that Janine would be so happy about this.  She is no longer physically here but things keep happening to make me always remember that I am not left alone in the world.
      This is my message to everyone:







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44 comments:

reanaclaire said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Judy! It is true.. the person might not be around but the sweet memories will always be in our hearts...

Hot Topic said...

Thanks for stopping by to my blog and appreciate your nice comments. Hope you have a good holidays....

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Hot Topic. Have an enjoyable weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comments reanaclaire! Have yourself a wonderful weekend.

Irene said...

Aww that's really lovely, Judy. Reminds us that even if someone is no longer with us, their memories will continue to live through other people. And it's wonderful that through your sister, you were able to connect with them.

Have a lovely day, my friend. :-)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Irene. Memories certainly live on and I am happy to link up with Janine's pals. Have yourself a good Friday and wonderful weekend.

Georgie Horn said...

Wishing you a wonderful thanksgiving! I so glad you have so many happy memories of your twinny!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Georgie! Have yourself a wonderful weekend.

faye said...

HI! judy, thnks for dropping by. we do not celebrate thanksgiving day. we have other practices here.one is Sinterklaas which will be on december 5. the day for the kids. Sinterklaas is Saint Nicolas. so kids receive lots of gifts on this day.
on christmas time we celebrate 2 days christmas, 25 and 26 dec. children will also receive gifts but not as many as Sinterklaas. we have lots of traditions which are very interesting to share so that others will know our culture.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your interesting information Faye. I will be sure to keep reading your Blog to learn more about these traditions. Have a good weekend.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Keeping those memories and friendships is a great way to remember your sweet sister.

Dee

Lorren said...

Judy,

Even though Thanksgiving isn't a national holiday in Jamaica, you have captured the true meaning. I became friends with some of my brother's friends after he passed and it a way, I get to have more memories and share the love.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Lorren. I am happy that you have had a similar experience following the loss of your brother. This certainly helps us. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

So true Dee! Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Sandee said...

What a wonderful post. This made me smile.

Have a terrific day. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks and enjoy your weekend Sandee!

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Ai Sakura said...

So sweet. Lovely u are continuing the friendship for your sister. Happy weekend to you too :)

Ai @ Sakura HARUKA

May said...

Sure she will be very happy and very proud of you. Hope you have a great weekend..

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks May! Have yourself a great weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Ai! A wonderful weekend to you and your family!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Smarty Pants. I will follow back. Have a good weekend.

Clairejustine said...

Hope your having a lovely weekend,its so nice to keep in touch with new and old friends :)

Katya kate said...

Happy Thanksgiving too Judy! Glad you reconnected with another penfriend of your twin! That is so sweet! She would be delighted! Kisses from the other side of the world!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Katya Kate! Janine really had some nice pals that I am glad to be in touch with now. Lots of Love and best wishes to you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Clairejustine! All the best to you.

Marina said...

It's so nice that you're also connected with her friends.. It's hard to lose someone, but it's nice to have all those memories to keep in our hearts.

Life,Twins,DramaQueen said...

Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by and joining the 3 Day Twitter Hop!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for the opportunity Life,Twins,DramaQueen. Take care.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comments Marina. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Nekky said...

You are so lovely Judy and it keeps amazing me how you always find something new to tell about your sister. It shows that her spirit is well alive and with you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your kind comments Nekky. You have brightened my afternoon. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I'm glad that you are able to connect with those that were special to your sister. A special gift for you. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

A special gift indeed Nancy. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Zelmarq said...

happy thanksgiving to you....its nice to have you as friend.....thank you for taking time to read my blog as well....take and have a nice day....

AVCr8teur said...

I'm glad to hear you discovered a new friend. A pen pal of Janine's makes it extra special. Have a good day!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comments AVCr8teur! Being Janine's friend certainly makes it special!:) Take care and have a wonderful week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Zelmarq! Have a good week.

Candice said...

What a great surprise! Glad you you could keep on that relationship with Allyson...I know Janine is just loving it :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

It was really a wonderful surprise Candice. As I saw her name, I said this is one of Janine's pals. We have been exchanging emails. I am so happy to be in touch with her and several of Janine's pals.

Maria said...

Judy, I'm so happy to read you got to enjoy a wonderful day on Thursday through friends and pen pals!! You're right! I'm sure it would have made Janine so glad to know you were in touch with so many people who blessed her life.
It doesn't matter what different holidays we celebrate...
I'm so thankful each day that I have the blessing of wonderful people in my life...
You are definitely one of them!
Wishing you a happy Sunday!
I'm off to catch up on more of your posts!
Xoxoxoxo
Lots of love
Maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your kind comments Maria. I had a good day last Thursday that at times I felt as if was also in the U.S.A. celebrating Thanksgiving!:) Seeing the email and being able to immediately know her name and remember that she was one of Janine's pals really brought home again how close we were. I am enjoying communicating with Allyson now. It is indeed good to have wonderful persons in your life and I am also so happy that you are one of them. The internet is certainly amazing. Thanks for your friendship.
Love & Friendship always,
Judy

Sarah Marie said...

hey! I hate to be nap, but I can't finds you on my followers :-(

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Sarah Marie,
Thanks for letting me know. I find that if you only click Follow on the top of the page and do not also click Join this site one does not show up as a Follower. Take care.
Judy

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