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Father's Day 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

For the first time in forever, Father's Day wasn't so bad. Spent a couple of hours with the in-law's. It's nice now that my husband keeps the visits short.

This year I focused on the kids at work making something cute for their dads instead of focusing on my dad being gone. I even called home and wished my stepdad a happy Father's Day.

Tomorrow begins my lunchtime walks. I have plenty of time to get a mile in on my break and then will do a leisurely stroll around the wildlife sanctuary tomorrow with my husband and then do my normal hike starting Tuesday since he has to work the late hours again until August. I've gotten used to spending the evenings with him, but miss my quiet time too. Good for my physical self, not so good for my emotional self. Too much time alone can be a bad thing.

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PDSLIM 6/18/2013 10:57AM

    i'll always honor my father - gone for oer 30 years. The love stays.

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SPARKFRAN514 6/17/2013 11:09PM

    Go job with husbands family that can be hard

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1STATEOFDENIAL 6/16/2013 10:50PM

    Don't forget that you have the right to feel sad about not being able to celebrate the day with you dad. You could also honor him by doing something he would've enjoyed or supported a charity that would be meaningful to him. (My parents are still alive and on mom's and dad's day I have to grieve that they are unsupportive and narcissistic; so this year I sent simple cards then spent the day reminding myself that I'm allowed to feel sad that my parents care more about themselves than me.)

Have you considered finding some groups or clubs to be a part of? Getting out for some positive social activity could be helpful for you. Perhaps you could find or start a walking club in the sanctuary. Then when your husband's hours change you could ask him to join you or just have nights out.

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AUNTIEANNE22 6/16/2013 10:37PM

  Father's Day was good for me, too. Both Peter and I lost our fathers 6 or 7 years ago. My son's father and I have been divorced for 20 years and my son has nothing to do with him do to some abuse that took place. Peter has been is our lives for two years and Tim chose to give him a card today. Peter was very moved.

Alone time can be good, but tomorrow I will miss being with Peter as we both go back to work. We spent most of the weekend together.

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