Monday, July 29, 2013

~ Slowly coming out of the fog ~



The past 5 weeks have been a living hell. Honestly, some days and times I can't even remember what happened or who was around. I've prayed many times that God would please provide some peace, not just for me but for everyone grieving the loss of our precious Abby. This past Saturday I finally began to feel as though I was coming out of a fog ~ misty, cloudy, dark and depressing. Of course, the grief process is different for everyone and I know it's going to take a LOT of time, for me anyway. Of course, the longer we live, the more losses we are going to have and the healing can take a bit more time than the last event.

I have barely skimmed the surface as far as getting this new place in order. Don't misunderstand me, I'm thrilled to be here!  I just haven't had the oomph, the excitement or the energy to do much. With those thoughts and feelings plus my back, it's still just "stuff" and boxes. I know it will get done, especially since I've glimpsed a bit of sunshine. If I knew where my camera was, I'd take a "real life" photo for you!  :)

My thanks and appreciation to all for your notes, cards, good thoughts, prayers and emails. You just don't know how much it helps!

I'm not sure if you 'know' Leslie, my sweet friend from her blog, Gwen MossClick on her name and read the beautiful post that she wrote after Abby's accident.  Leslie writes beautifully and shares gorgeous photos so you will be a new follower for sure!  I will be sharing more of my walk, my heart and my home in the days to come. I can't thank you enough for taking the time to stop by.


I'm so grateful for ~
. family
. dear friends and followers
. great coffee
. a tiny glimpse of healing
. a new home

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

~ Thank you! ~




This is a belated, however, very sincere thank you for your sweet notes, kind words and prayers. I have tried to respond individually to each of you. Somewhere along the way, I discovered that many were "no reply bloggers".  I then tried to ensure I had an email address. For those that may have been missed and your response is out there in the ethernet, I apologize!  

Suzan, my sweet and funny friend, HUGE thanks to you for sharing on your blog! The support from everyone has sincerely touched my heart and I've shared with my family.

This is, at the moment, the worst experience of my life. My mind is like swiss cheese and I honestly cannot process things in a normal manner. I want to get back to blog land and visit you but it may take awhile. I hope you know how much I really care for each of you and miss the contact!

Please don't take your family or friends for granted! Spend as much time as you can with them, especially the little ones...forget the tons of projects, cleaning & decorating. Make memories and treasure the moments, perform RAOK's, take the time to call, write or email that special person. Just know that life changes in an instant and there will not be any more chances.

xo
Pat