Moonlit profile

A full moon shines brightly over the summer sky, tonight.  As I walked towards the field, I glanced at the horse walking towards me, my heart stopped for a second… the image… the profile was that of my very beloved mare who passed away just two years ago.  I wanted to hold that moment and not let it go.

But, I knew it wasn’t her.  I wondered if my eyes were playing tricks on me.

In that one instant.. that one moment in time, with the moon throwing shadows and casting images as dark profiles… in that one moment frozen in time… the son looked just like his mother.

It made me smile.

Then I thought of Nathaniel… and how closely he resembles his father.  I didn’t know John as a youngster, but from old photos they look almost identical and I can see his father’s features in him.  John’s aunt recently came to see Nathaniel and just shook her head at how much Nathaniel resembles John.

R.I.P. Squall and John.  I’ll do my best to look after the babies.

Squall and Remington

Nathaniel and John


About Mary K. Smith

I was widowed in July 2009, when I lost my beloved husband, John, to melanoma. Cancer SUCKS. We have a young son who was just a year old when his father died. I live on a small farm in Maryland which is home to horses, cats, and a dog. I started this blog as a way for me to heal, a way to remember my husband, and eventually I'd like to share it with our son so he can see the love that his father had for him, the love that we had for each other, what a great person his father was, and how hard his father fought to live.
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