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One small step...

Friday, November 13, 2009

For the last year and a half, I have been living out of my husband's dresser and ignoring the closet. It was easy to clean his dresser after his death. I simply packed all his shirts into boxes and took them to the storage unit. I want to make a memory quilt from them when I am able to, so I had no choices to make there, everything stayed. But in the closet, I have to decide what items to give away, what items to keep and hardest of all, what to throw away. I haven't been ready to tackle that yet, so I just push new items in and close the door quickly. Yesterday, I set my timer and started looking through the closet. Only for 15 minutes, but it was a start. It is hard to let go of David's things. But I have to try. One small step at a time. Today I will try again, for a short while.

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SUNNY332 11/18/2009 9:35AM

    Bless your heart. I know this must be very difficult for you. I love the idea of the memory quilt. With winter coming, it would be a great time to start it.

Take care and be Blessed.

Hugs, Sunny

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/13/2009 7:07PM

    Sometimes it takes a while to be ready. Good for you for finding yourself able to take that one small step.

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Baseball season has started.

Monday, April 06, 2009

This is a day of the year that David and I always looked forward to. It meant spring to us more than the first daffadils or the warm weather. We always planned to go to an opening day at Turner Field, but never quite managed. ( take that as a whisper to do those "mean tos with your loved ones now).
Baseball held it's opening day today. I have the games on in the background. The Braves, our team, started last night and I sat, watched, and cheered by myself. I still talked to David during the game and afterward. It felt different without him next to me. We usually held hands and called the game before the commentators. We would joke that we should become the first husband/wife color commentary team. He taught me how to keep a score sheet. There were a few tears, but life is bittersweet. The Braves won and David is cheering in heaven.

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KPIKE1 4/6/2009 8:10PM

    I am glad your team won. I am sorry that David is not there to share it with you. I don't know much about baseball but I will cheer with you. My kids like the Braves and it was my father in laws favorite team while he was alive as well.

I hope they have a great season. Take care and you are in my thoughts.



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Blessings come in all sizes

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

My family is entering a difficult time. My youngest daughter is beginning the process of divorce. It promises to be very messy.
Still in the midst of this we find that we are blessed. God has sent us to a good, capable attorney. God has sent us people who support us with prayer and kindness. God is walking this path with us.
Never believe that you are alone in any struggle. Never believe that your fears and problems can't be tamed with His help.

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    Hey there...

I'm from the Knitters Spark Team and wanted to comment on your post.
I can't imagine what you must be going through, but you seem to be making it through! Let us know if there's anything we can do to help!

Happy Sparking
Becca in IN

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Welcome Ana

Monday, June 18, 2007

My newest granddaughter joined the family today. Ana was born this afternoon to Kat and Jere. She came into the world weighing around 7 pounds and was 18 inches long. I am giving aproximations because she was born in Germany and my son-in-law had to convert from the metric that they gave him. Kat is serving in the Army as a medic there.
We showed Sophie a picture of her new cousin, but at 4 months old, she wasn't that interested. The rest of us have fallen in love with our new girl.
My mother and I hope to go and visit them soon. Until then I will be keeping Ana in my prayers, along with her parents.


Happy Father's Day

Sunday, June 17, 2007

My Daddy was the perfect father. His name was Oliver W. Smith. He always gave me complete and unconditional love. That didn't mean he didn't discipline or correct me, just that he made sure that I knew that no matter what, he loved me.
Every summer we would go up to Canada, first to a resort and then to our own little cottage. He would help me learn to swim, fish and enjoy nature. He was "green" long before it was in vogue. In the winter there was learning to appreciate the quiet beauty of snow.
My love of reading and learning also comes from him.
Daddy died in 1990. He missed seeing my girls grow up as well as learning who I was as an adult. I miss him to this day.
Today, we will celebrate my husband and son-in-law as fathers. I will also tell stories about my father. He stays with us in our hearts and lives through the stories that I tell my daughters and now my granddaughter about him.


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