Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Goodbye to Naji

 naji We packed Naji up this morning.naji 1  His new Yankees hat,naji 3 his piggy bank he painted,naji 4 his old sneakers, naji 5 his new games and DS from Game Stop,naji 6a bag of new school clothes naji 7and our love.   

All of our love.

naji 8

I could blame the last picture on the terribly bright sun, the chaos of the street, or Naji’s lack of cooperation.

The truth is, I was crying so hard,

I could barely look thru the lens.seven clown abc black and white wednesday

Gone - flitted away,
Taken the stars from the night and the sun
From the day!
Gone, and a cloud in my heart.
~Alfred Tennyson

75 comments:

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Awww...what a blessed little boy!

Lori said...

Goodbyes like this are so tough. I have a lump in my throat just reading this. I am thankful that you and your son have known someone so sweet that it causes tears. I send you and your boy hugs tonight. XXX

GlowinGirl said...

Crying with you . . . .

Gail said...

I can't imagine how hard this must be. Beautiful post and pics my friend...

And hugs to you.

Sylvia K said...

I know how hard this is for you and I do hurt for you! Such a beautiful post and wonderful photos! I send lots of hugs to you both!

xoxoxox
Sylvia

Mari said...

Oh no! I didn't know Jaji was leaving too. I'm so sorry!

The Incredible Woody said...

:(

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, how sad, how sad...:(

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

What a bittersweet post. Sounds like he will be going with some amazing memories!!

lifebythecreek said...

:<( What a sweet tribute... what a sad day. Sometimes, packing up and moving can be fun. But this? No. Not at all. I'm so sorry for your broken heart... I'm praying.

Sarah said...

oh my goodness :( Between Shoshi and Naji, y'all have had some major goodbyes!! so sad...

Fresh Mommy said...

This post brought tears to my eyes.. I can't even IMAGINE what it was like to say goodbye. He is truly blessed by being in your life. :)

~Tabitha

The Southern Housewife said...

These are great shots! Love that you captured his spirit and spunk.

Modesty is Pretty said...

Hugs to you and I really hope that you and your family are feeling better, I hate goodbyes, they always tear me up inside.

Kristina P. said...

Awww, goodbyes are hard!

Ashley Sisk said...

So sad. I actually really like the last shot.

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Hugs to you and your family!

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Tiffany said...

thanks for commenting on my page. I like all the photos and the bw photo :-)

Wanda said...

Sending a big hug, my friend. Be good to yourself.
xoxo

Kayce said...

Many, many hugs to all of you. Goodbyes are so hard! Your pictures paint a perfect picture of your love for him! Beautiful!

Donna said...

Oh my goodness..... that made me cry! I hate goodbyes. :(

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Serline said...

I'm sure Naji's heart will be filled with all the love you give him, and the wonderful times you had will sustain him till the next summer!

Rachel said...

Awww - goodbyes are so hard! I love all the memories you captured with him and I'm sure he has them in his mind too.

God bless.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Just as much as Naji has touched you, you have touched him tremendously even more. You've opened your home and heart to endless summer adventures. Those are memories that will never be replaced. He's going to always know that he's loved by so many. Goodbyes are sad but just imagine what it will be like when you see him again.

Colleen: said...

Oh my heart just goes out to you my friend. Hope your day today is full of blessings.

Julie said...

hugs, what a beautiful tribute...

Roger Owen Green said...

there a Judy Collins song running through my mind. "Hey, That's No Wat To Say Goodbye".

Your photos are always lovely, but I thought the last one, which doesn't look like most of your other stuff, works as well.

Bless your family.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Marilyn said...

My goodness. Two big goodbyes. Fill the void with your wonderful memories. So sorry you both have to go through this yet again.

Katherine said...

Don't goodbyes just SUCK :(

Wishing you happiness in the days to come though :)

Sending love and sunshine your way..

K X

Love Letters To China said...

I'm so sorry to hear you had to go through this once again. You have captured his spirit in photos and have such amazing memories to look back on.

Hugs...
Grace

EB said...

Oh, saying goodbye is so hard! Your post is however really beautiful and the photos gorgeous.

Thanks so much for the kind comments on my blog!

Erika B

Norah said...

Awwww... beautiful post about a beautiful child.

GraceesMommy said...

how incredibly stupid of me....I am choking after reading your words!!!

Terri said...

So sorry to hear about this special boy leaving. I hope you all can visit soon. ((Hugs to you Becky))

Busy Bee Suz said...

And again, you have given him a memorable and fun summer. Bless YOU!

RuneE said...

All goodbyes are sad, but you have some nice photos for remembrance.

Cheryl said...

Goodbyes are so tough... lots of hugs to you and your famiy.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Oh Becky......
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alessandra said...

It's so hard to say goodbye to someone you love.

Maddy said...

Oh Becky!! I'm crying here with you!! You have no idea how the time with you (and your beautiful family) has helped mold Naji for the bright future ahead of him! Your love for all those around you know no bounds and I can assure you that Naji will NEVER forget that.(((HUGS)))

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

sorry you had to say goodbye...it can be really hard to do. I'm thinking of you. I like the last picture, there is an intensity and emotion to it that I think captures how you were feeling.
hugs,
M

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Mark said...

Goodbyes Suck!
m.

These Three Kings said...

I hate goodbyes too..praying the Lord comfort ya heart and remind us both of the priviledge it was to have such people play a huge role in our lives in such a short time

romans 8:28-29

Nicole

The real L.A. love story. said...

such a happy boy! i love the swing pics. you can really feel his joy. i miss being that age.

Carol said...

Tears in my eyes. I can only imagine how tough this was. The last photo is simply stunning.

TechnoBabe said...

He will be part of your family and he benefited immensely from being with you.

Dot O said...

Hugs Becky..... and tears. Love you. Mean it.

Your photos are breathtaking...

Brooke said...

*hugs*

Baloney said...

I hate goodbyes - even when they are someone else's. :(

Baloney said...

I hate goodbyes - even when they are someone else's. :(

Angela said...

Beautiful photos, but heart breaking story. Goodbyes are so hard.
Thinking of you...

Nicole said...

This is beautiful and sweet. I can't even imagine how you must feel, but it is wonderful to have had someone so wonderful and touching to have been in your lives.

April said...

Goodbyes are definitely not a favorite of mine. Just know that you are surrounded by so many who CARE!

Elaine A. said...

You have such wonderful people in your live. You are blessed. I'm sorry you had to say goodbye though... hugs...

Mental P Mama said...

Sigh. That is a heavy hearted feeling. He is a lucky little boy;)

jennykate77 said...

LOTS of LOVE for sure. This makes me sad. :*(

He is precious!

*hugs*

Angela said...

Oh that's so sad...you have lots of memories and photos to remember him by. Hugs...

Kellee said...

Goodbyes are a tearful tearful thing. :/

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

We will miss him so much! What a beautiful post and he is so lucky to have you in his life. What a blessing to have known you and Kaishon

Jabacue said...

You are very forntunate people with lots of experiences and great memories.
Jim

Jabacue said...

You are very forntunate people with lots of experiences and great memories.
Jim

Joanna Jenkins said...

Very big sigh!

Just back from vacation and catching up on your wonderful posts. I know how much you'll all miss Naji. Sending extra virtual hugs your way.

xo jj

Anna K. said...

How wonderful that you were blessed with Naji...if only for a season.

Tracy P. said...

Aw, so sad! But you sent him away with treasures much more precious than the ones in his bags.

Weezer said...

Well, now I've got to know the story about Naji. Is it posted here somewhere?

Love all of those wonderful photographs. She's really something, isn't she?
I try so hard to do well with my camera (my friend) but not to her quality. Wonderful.
Weezer

Liz said...

Awww... so sad! This isn't goodbye forever, is it?

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Now I am crying....... Goodbyes are never easy. Even though they are not forever, it is just so very tough. I am so sorry....it had to be so hard for all of you.

Thinking of you.

xoxo,

Lisa

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Not another of the little cuties leaving!?! How sad :(

Minnesota Mamaleh said...

this was a beautiful post, tribute and photo essay. my heart hurts with you.

cassandra-m said...

Aaahhhhhh...this just melted my heart. Many prayers coming to you...

Mighty M said...

You have had to say goodbye to too many friends this summer! :(

Reader Wil said...

Saying goodbye is sooo difficult...
After every goodbye there will be a "Hello,again!'" I wish you good luck!

Leslie: said...

Sorry I missed you last week - I don't usually. But I can understan how hard it is to say good-by. Wonderful photos of a beautiful boy!

jabblog said...

The happy memories will overcome the sadness. Just remember the joy you brought this little boy.