Thursday, July 26, 2012

Olympic Memories


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     I can hardly believe how quickly the London Olympic games have come around. I am here reminiscing about the last Olympics in 2008 when Jamaica did so well winning 6 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals.  My family including my twin sister Janine and brother Sutcliffe were glued to the television for many of the major events. Our favourite has always been athletics although we have shown interest in a wide variety of sports.
    The death of my twin almost killed my interest in sports and it was quite a struggle to regain it.  Nevertheless I have always been determined to do everything to cope. As I write this post and consider how things have changed in my life over the last 4 years I ask myself this question “What would Janine and Sutcliffe want for me?” Without any doubt I know that they would both want me to enjoy these games. That is what I aim to do as I recall this powerful saying "Have faith in God and no matter what happens in life you will find strength." – Catherine Pulsifer
    This year Jamaica celebrates its 50th anniversary of Independence and we look forward to our athletes doing their best and the Jamaican flag flying high.

32 comments:

Diane said...

What a beautiful post. They would only want you to be happy and smiling. Thank you for sharing the quote from Catherine Pulsifer. Have a wonderful day Judy.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Diane! So true, they would want me to be happy and smiling. Take good care and have a wonderful day.

Brandi Yee said...

They would definitely want you to be enjoying the Olympics and supporting your country Judy!! :) What wonderful things for Jamaica!! You must be so proud :) I can't believe how fast the Olympics have approached...so excited!! :D Good luck to Jamaica!!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Brandi! I love sports and look forward to these games. I keep in mind that Janine and Sutcliffe would want me to be happy. Take care and have a wonderful day.

Sandee said...

This post made me smile Judy. Your siblings would indeed want you to enjoy the Olympics. I am sure you will too. Yes, they would want you to be happy.

Your pride in your country is wonderful too. As it should be.

Have a terrific day. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Sandee! Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.

Carole said...

Have a great games, hun. We are all going to end up with square eyes. Go New Zealand - and Jamaica

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Carole! I hope Jamaica and New Zealand will have a lot to cheer about. Have a good weekend and enjoy the Olympics.

Joyce Lansky said...

The Olympics will be wonderful this year because London is prepared regardless of what one idiot said.

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Judy Haughton-James said...

I am sure the London Olympics are going to be great Joyce! I look forward to the sports and seeing reports from areas in London. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. Not to many people in your position are so gracious. Your article was very poignant and understandable. It helped me to understand very clearly. Thank you for your help.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Anonymous. Take care and all the best to you.

Maria said...

such a touching post, judy! i love your enthusiasm. and yes, i agree that janine and sutcliffe would be very happy to see you watching the olympics.
i'm sure you will be brought back to many wonderful times you shared with them throughout the years!
i hope you had a wonderful week and enjoy the weekend ahead. lots of love and best wishes. <3
xoxox
maria

Danielle Leal said...

Such a sweet post. I am a twin also and I dread the day when we are no longer together.
I am sorry for your loss, but I bet they are smiling down on you and will be cheering for Jamaica with you.
Danielle

P.S. thank you so much for linking up with the Find + Follow blog hop.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Danielle! I am happy to read that you are one of twins. Take care and have a good weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Maria,
Thanks a lot as always for your positive vibes. I am enjoying the Opening Ceremony!I look forward to cheering the Jamaican team and also remembering the wonderful moments I had celebrating in the past with Janine and Sutcliffe. Take care and have a great weekend. Love and Best wishes always to you and Steve.
Judy

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye said...

Absolutely they would want you to enjoy the games. It would make them sad if you didn't. Enjoy Judy. Cheers Bree.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Definitely Bree. Thanks a lot and have a good weekend.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful post ~ Go Jamaica and win! ~ healing energy and hugs to you ~thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much for your kind words ArtMuseDog and Carol. It has helped to brighten my day. Have a wonderful weekend.

May said...

Beautiful and touching post. I've never met them before but I can say they must have been angels while on earth. May they continue to rest with God..Amen

N|MΛRIE said...

Such a lovely post. I can't imagine how hard all of this has been on you, but I'm sure they'd want you to enjoy the games as well, so I hope you're doing just that.

Thank so much for linking up with us. I really appreciate it, and hope to see you next time :)

-Nicole @ Me + the Moon

Clairejustine said...

Love post Judy hope you will be enjoying the games this is what they would have wanted you to do for sure,hope they do great :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Nicole. I will definitely link up in the future. Have a great weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Clairejustine! I enjoyed the awesome Opening Ceremony yesterday and look forward to the various events. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your kind words May! Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

David said...

I wish Jamaica victory over every nation but mine, and I hope you have a grewat deal of fun and excitement watching!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks David! I am here smiling!:) All the very best to your country also and enjoy the Olympics.

Sparkle and Co said...

I love athletism, I'm a former athlete so i suppot Usain Bolt so Go Jamaica!!!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Sparkle and Co! Have a great week and enjoy the Olympics!

Camille Griffiths said...

I know it's hard to enjoy things that remind you of lost loved ones. It's great that you're remaining so positive, you are such a strong person!!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Camille! Take care.

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