Here’s the first meeting of now former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson, now the wife of the President of the United States.
“I don’t know what to say,” Lady Bird says. “What wounds me most of all is that this should happen in my beloved state of Texas.”
“To this, Jackie says nothing. She sits in her very particular brand of silence, her pink outfit stained with gore, flecked with fragments of her husband’s skull and brain. One of her stockings is almost completely lacqueredin blood. Her right glove, white that morning, is caked and stiffwith it. Her left glove is missing. Lady Bird asks her if she can get someone to help her change.
“No,” Jackie says. “Perhaps later I’ll ask Mary Gallagher, but not right now. I want them to see what they have done to Jack.”
Right when things finally got good, babe has to leave for a couple weeks. :( I knew this was coming, and I know he’ll be home soon, but this is no fun. I’m trying not to be sad about it though because to me, this is just the start of a new beginning. We can start looking for an apartment soon, and we can start trying to get pregnant again.. my body is finally recovered. Everything will be fresh and new and way beyond exciting when he comes home. I have been blessed with someone who not only understands me, but is there for me, day in and day out. Through the good, the bad.. and the distance.. I am one lucky son of a gun and I can’t wait to REALLY start this journey. Here’s to lots of love and a fresh start! Now I just hope these next couple weeks go by fast.