Today is Halloween my favorite holiday. I have reflected more today than I have in a long time.
Halloween represents the young, the carefree, the creative and artistic people that for one day can actually be someone else.
My memories of Halloween include a Superman costume which my husband Daren wore. Tyler, Austin & Blake also wore this costume. When Blake wore it, Dylan was Batman. My mother-in-law made this adorable outfit. Everything about this little royal blue and red homemade treasure just makes me happy. Dressing up twin boys for Halloween was probably one of my favorite things to do. This costume is still in my Halloween box and hopefully my handsome grandson Easton will wear it someday.
However, my favorite memory about Halloween was when Sister Kailee Hogge was 18 months old. Kailee and I used to dress up every year in matching costumes. I used to think about what we were going to be months before the big day. In 1998 we were cats. Kailee is allergic to cats, we had a cat named Pistol and Kailee was like a little cat in all of our lifes. She laid in the same spot in our home everyday and she liked to be by a window in a warm spot. She was quiet, inquisitive and a deep thinker. Her presence in our home made me want to be a better person.
When we dressed up as cats together I just couldn’t stop staring at her. Her eyes seemed greener that day, her hair seemed blonder and the sucker that she held in her hand that Halloween has left a handprint on me heart❤️
When Kailee turned 12 that tradition stopped and she started dressing up with her friends. Through the years I have convinced my awesome husband Daren to dress up with me. The replacement was hard , but now the tradition of finding a couples costume has taken precedence in my life.
We had a Halloween party a week ago and I was the Queen of Hearts and he was the Joker. These costumes fit our personalities perfectly. I am a romantic, I love everything about hearts and I always send love notes to people. Daren, on the other hand is reserved, mysterious and very funny. He makes me happy, and it’s fun wondering what be may say or do to make me laugh.
I believe that everyone deserves to be someone their not for one day. To dream, to inspire, and to make-believe that for a moment time can stand still. May all the Supermans, mysterious cats and Queen of Hearts embrace Halloween and make a memory that will last a lifetime.