Hi there friends, just a reminder that you have until sometime on Monday to leave a comment on this post ———> The Lost Art of the Written Word from July 3rd in order to pick a card from my stash. In my post I have soft rant about how the written word is falling to the wayside and it’s my hope that you’ll have a card to send on to someone else or for your own memory box.
I’ve been tied up this week but I didn’t tell you what I was doing . . . I moved my youngest daughter 10 hours away to a big city. Yikes!! She was not home much because she worked and went to school but I know that it will be different being on my own – in my empty nest. I feel like superwoman because I towed her car and belongings all the way and helped her get situated, plying her with non-stop motherly advice the entire week.
We are from a small town – I guess I didn’t realize how small. There’s no interstate freeway where I live and you’re lucky if you can cruise 45 miles an hour on a drive anywhere. I basically had to teach my sweet girl how to drive on the interstate and even she thought 70 miles an hour was fast.
Just the facts . . . it was sooooo hard! Tears, hard! Clinched fists in the air, hard! Physically and mentally, hard! But I did it!! These are the days that I know John would be smiling down but I have to admit that I got emotional because this is one of the things I dreamed of doing with him and I still can’t fathom that I managed to do it without him. This is the point that some of my acquaintances would roll their eyes and not say a word because yes, it has been 3 and a half years (cringe – I’m sorry). This is especially for those of you who email me and ask me to tell more about my life and journey through grief :-). That’s what I love about you all!! I hope you’ll indulge me just long enough to say that (oh, yes) I still acknowledge (sneaky) grief but I’m strong enough to tip my hat and continue on :-)
Blogging is like journalling – whew, a little bit of ‘that’ weight is gone. After a week of being a natural worry wart I found this pin on Pinterest that cracked me up and just about sums up the past week. I have to leave a small disclaimer because it may not be my language but it definitely reflects some of the zillion thoughts that have gone through my mind during this adventure.
Thanks so much for the lovely thoughts you’ve left with me this week. Even though you didn’t know it, they’ve helped me get through it all! Take care sweeties, I’ll be back soon!!