Saturday, September 9, 2017

Italian Horror Week 2017 - A Few Words From Mrs. Terror

Italian Horror Week used to be a period of time which I dreaded. I would not see my husband for at least eight solid days. He would be glued in front of his laptop and the tv in the family room. I have no idea where he gathered that driving force and energy. I thought this time around, I would dread this week for different reasons. Right now, I welcome it.

It has been just about five months since we lost Doc Terror. Our decision to continue Italian Horror Week was the right choice to make. It was, conceivably, one of the most important times in Jimmy’s life. It meant so much to him. I would even say that it was just as important as the birth of his children because this idea was something he gave birth to and treated it just like his babies.

Grief is a strange thing sometimes. For some reason, it is not a topic widely discussed. This is bizarre because everyone in life, no matter how big or small, experiences grief in some way or another. I want all of you to know that we are not alone in this grief. We are all together, no matter how big or small. We all lost Doc Terror, however continuing his legacy with ideas like Italian Horror Week will make the grief feel less strange.

I wish I could put into words what the horror community had done for my family. Each of you may not realize your impact and it would take me lifetimes to repay my gratitude. Starting with the Go-fund me to as far as the t-shirts and everything in between, you have helped my family pay for medical benefits, memorial blankets, clothes for our children’s backs, put food on our table, etc. etc.

Jimmy was my best friend in the entire world and I know I am not the only one who feels that way. I hear his voice in his wacky you tube videos, and it takes my breath away just the same as it did when he told me he loved me or when he saw his children for the first time. I see his facial expressions and mini idiosyncrasies carried on in our children every day. I was a lucky lady to be his wife and friend for these past few years. I am a lucky lady to have all of you in our lives.

Thank you all for continuing the spirit of Italian Horror Week. I may not know what the future holds for the Doc Terror legacy, but right now, I welcome it.

-Nicole Harris

1 comment:

  1. While this makes me cry, i know that you writing this would make him insanely happy. Love you Nicole!