31 August, 2007

Pirate Treasure!

When Gavin died he left treasures for everyone. Most were within his time capsul which in true "Gavin form" he'd compiled (with journals, letters, pictures . . . all the things he owned that he truly treasured . . . he even went to the doctor and had them draw a vile of his own blood, which I forced him to throw out because that's absolutely disgusting) and had a friend burry for him after he left Hawaii. The plan was that in a few years, he'd return to Hawaii to retrieve it. Anyway, although that box truly is a chest filled with treasures for our family; I found my most treasured gift today. I was uploading an old memory card that I found in the bottom of my camera case and I found this picture, which was taken the day Gavin left Hawaii back in April. . . little did I know that would be the last time I'd see him in this life.


Thank you Richie for taking that shot. Pirates have nothing on me! I'll treasure this for a lifetime.

6 comments:

shelno said...

Oh, Natalie! I can say absolutely nothing that can match the impact of that picture. I keep hearing in my mind your words, "If only I had a picture of us hugging!" Thank you, thank you for sharing...
I love you,
Shelly

shawnandfarrah said...

Nat...You are truly amazing! As tears stroll down my face, I want you to know that there are so many people out there that are still caring for you and thinking of you and your family that you don't know of! What a picture to cherish forever! LOVE YOU!

Scott & Tami said...

Nat,
Today has been a tiring day, but as I checked out your blog for the first time...I am touched. You always touched me when we were living together and you still touch me. You are an amazing person and I love you so much. You have such an amazing testimony...no matter what you deal with in your life...you always stay strong and teach others...just by how you live your life. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers....you are right...your bro is sharing that testimony...and I'm sure it's just as powerful as yours!!!! I love you girl!!!
Tami

calleen said...

oh my goodness nat, this is the sweetest photograph i have ever seen. i am so happy that you have it and can treasure it forever.

calleen said...

ps that last comment was nicole, and her mother. love you.

Rebecca Lopez said...

Hi again,

I decided to check out your blog while I was here, and I am just in tears. I think this is absolutely beautiful - your photographs and your words - and I am truly touched. I am so glad I read this today. Thank you for sharing,

Rebecca