Sunday, February 24, 2008

the lovely josephine comes to visit

my daughter lives in nacogdoches, but is registered to vote in austin so she drove the 240 miles yesterday to cast her early vote for barack obama. i can remember how empowered i felt the 1st time i was able to vote in a presidential election. good times.

of course the best thing about her visit was just that. her visit. some pics and reflections after the jump...

josephine recently cut her hair and donated it to *locks of love.* yesterday was the first time i'd seen her with her new do. the following is a slide show of stills from yesterday of josephine, my sister, reen, and myself. it's the 1st time i've tried embedding a slideshow, so you're on own negotioating your way through it, but if you can figure a way to flip through the 20 photos at a real fast clip it's almost like being there.



to describe the joy of spending 4 or 5 hours in relaxed conversation with my daughter is beyond my ability. let's just say she's a delight to be with and leave it at that.


another 1st occurred during our visit. i talked about the car wreck, the sounds, the different emotions, the severity and extent of both the accident and the injuries, as well as the healing that has taken place since. sharing details and recalling the experience out loud was cathartic in a way.

thanks, josephine. (and if you have that picture in your computer of you at about 1 year old with peach fuzz for hair, please send. i need to post it.)

6 comments:

rilera said...

Rick I'm glad you were able to spend some quality time with your daughter. Her new 'do is great and what a good cause Locks of Love is! Take care.

*(·¸*Chris*¸·)* said...

Hey, nice neck brace there. They are just sooo comfy, aren't they?

Your daughter is a beautiful young lady. And I really like her haircut! How many inches was she able to donate?

Hope you are feeling a bit better as the days go by. You're lookin pretty good from over here! Take care, Rick:)

Annie said...

Your daughter looks great with short hair. How generous of her to donate it.

It sounds like the day with your daughter was healing for you in more ways than one. I'm happy for you.

And you! You look so tan! Sigh. This pasty northerner is jealous!

rainbowheart said...

Rick,
It is good to see that you are feeling well and posting. The NYT crossword puzzles...impressive! I would love to sit and talk with either one of my boys for 4 to 5 hours. I know that you enjoyed sitting and spending time with your daughter. Her hair looks so good and for a wonderful cause...Take care and have a good week...

rainbowheart said...

Rick,
The neck brace looks painful...

~Betsy said...

Your daughter is very thoughtful to donate her locks and I like the photos with her hair shorter. She's beautiful and I can tell she's just as beautiful on the inside - it takes a special person to donate their hair!

Great family, Rick!