Monday, November 25, 2013
With Thanksgiving only three days away, most of us are thinking about all that we have to be thankful for. My first thought was that I would love to forget 2013 because of the loss of my husband. Indeed, it was the hardest thing I've ever faced in my life. But as I reflect on the entire year, I realize that I have so many wonderful memories that I don't want to forget.
This year, God gave me so much time to spend with Tommy doing the things that we loved. I am thankful that Tommy felt good right up until two days before he passed. We were able to have our wonderful vacation together in May and many other weekend and day trips. As much as Tommy hated going to the cancer center every other week for his treatments, it also made his free time much more precious and we enjoyed every minute together. Even though I miss him terribly every day, I can smile as I think of all the good times we shared.
I spent this past weekend with my best friend at Myrtle Beach. Her mother passed away recently, also from cancer, so we decided we both needed to get away for a few days. We found a great deal on a 2 bedroom/2 bath oceanfront condo with great views from the 10th floor. It was a busy, but wonderful, weekend.
View from our condo.
Broadway at the Beach
A light show we went to.
They had a great Santa Claus who had the perfect jolly laugh.
Yesterday after checking out we drove to Huntington Beach. It's my favorite because of all the birds and very few people on the beach.
Yes, I have so much to be thankful for, and this fun weekend is just one more thing to add to the list.
Finally, I must say that I am truly thankful for my Spark Friends. Thank you all for your kind words of support over the last four years. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and are able to spend it with all of your loved ones creating special memories.