Dearest Judy...my broken heart hurts for your broken heart!
It is SO hard to lose someone we probably loved MORE than ourselves! All I can say is you must find the strength to live your life with as much happiness as you can muster FOR your beautiful brother.
I've read mountains of grief books and books on the after life and so many of them say that when we are sad we make our dearly departed loved ones sad. I remembered that always and when I would get horribly weepy I would think I didn't want Josh's spirit to feel sad and guilty for leaving his dad and I. I became strong for him as he has always remained strong from a distance for his dad and I.
We can have no answer for why these horrible things happen to us but we both had some remarkable men in our lives and we were so blessed to have that experience.
I'm sending up prayers for you dear one during these difficult holiday festivities. Just remember your brother is STILL very much with you just in a different way now and he's cheering you on and wants your complete happiness and your life to be well lived.
Do that for him my dear friend and always remember when you'd like to talk about him I'm only a spark page away!
I too had so many framed photos on my tables and then one day I decided enough was enough. I bought a very specialized lined box for photos only so they were protected and wouldn't fade, took them out of the frames and store them there. I have no room for photo books. And eventually the real special ones were scanned and stored on my computer. The old ones that I didn't scan are in the special photo box. I realize that I only wanted a few framed photos that are changed periodically as my grandkids are growing. My daughter in law keeps me up to date with great photos and I get them developed so I can change my framed photos all the time. I don't keep any of the photos in the frame for a length of a long time. Never anymore, I am constantly developing new photos. Hope this helps. 7 days ago
Judy, That is why I decided to blog about this very topic, why de-cluttering is so truly important for our journey to lead a happier and healthy life! You soooooooooo get it my friend! And you are on your way! Be happy, joyful and free with less clutter....it works hand in hand as you say! Hugs, fredie 9 days ago
Not even 7pm and I'm ready for my PJs. Listening to the rain thinking it won't be too long before I'm heading to bed with a shot of Nyquil instead of the hot tea. I hope your week is off to a great start!