Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  I felt compelled to join the crowd today, and write about Jack and Jackie.

Besides her amazing style (obviously), it was this moment of her life that heightened my interest in Jackie.

I just can’t fathom the strength that woman must have had to experience what she experienced.

But I think it took even more strength to move on from that moment. –  To live her life with that constant aura of wonder and curiosity surrounding her.  To raise her children without their father, her children that America thought of as their own.  To try to find new love while under the glare of the camera lenses and flash bulbs.  And to search for fulfillment in the literary world, as a woman making a living in her own right.

Nobody will ever know if she was truly able to move on.  But she tried.  And that is what I admire about her.

So, on a day when everyone is remembering Jack, I want to take a moment and pay my respects to Jackie, the woman who was by his side at the end.

~Kristen

 

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  1. Jody
    Jody says:

    Very nice tribute to the woman that most every women in America looked up to for her grace and courage.
    In a recent visit to my daughter, she talked of Jackie. She mentioned ‘facts’ that she had just learned of Jackie and the President. Having lived during that horrific day 50 years ago, I was familiar with the observations and historic facts that she was relating to me. I realized how much they had become a part of me .
    It struck me that here is another entire generation that has become curious in learning about this wonderful woman. I certainly cannot speak for Jackie or her family but I think Jackie would be humbled by the fact that a whole new generation would hold her in the same high esteem as my generation. Her legacy will live on.

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