Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A hole at dinner

There was an empty seat last night at dinner. It was Jim's seat.

I went out to dinner with my Dad, his wife, my brother visiting from Ohio and his wife. All that was missing was Jim. I even made reservations for six people, not five. Oh boy. So we went to dinner and were having fun looking at the view. Only I realized at one point that as we were laughing and trading quips, that Jim should be there quiping also. He was good at dinner conversation and making people enjoy themselves.

I sort of went weepy when I looked at the empty seat across from me. It was where Jim would have sat. I even tortured myself then by thinking about what he would have ordered for dinner. I don't think anyone noticed because a moment after that thought crossed my mind I slipped my Ice Tea. Right across the table to the spot where Jim would be sitting.

All in all it was a nice time with my brother and his wife and I enjoyed that.

Jim, we sure could have used your quick wit. I love you. I miss you. Always.


Laurie said...

I am so sorry about the empty seat at dinner. But it is good to read that you had a nice time and enjoyed yourself. You are doing good with what I read Betsy, you really are. Much love to you today.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Rach said...

Those empty seats are SO hard.

Many hugs.