Today, as I gaze out my window, I see a beautiful spring day. A promise of better days ahead. The sun is shining, it is a cool 58*, a slight breeze is blowing from the south. Warmer days are coming!
AS I PONDER....
As I ponder this past week I am once again overcome with grief. Losing my brother has had a huge impact on me (and all the family). And it has brought the loss of Richard back front and center. It is so hard! I try to find the positive. But right now I just can't. My brother suffered both physically and mentally for many years of his life. He was in constant pain. I guess that is the positive, right now, he is no longer in pain. The pain right now is with his family who are going to miss him so much. Sometimes grief is almost un-bearable!
WHAT I AM LEARNING...
I don't like the lessons I am learning right now. I'm having to struggle hard to see the reasons and look through the tears and the pain to find the sunshine again
I changed a few things around and made my mantle transform from spring to Easter. It is all I have the energy for right now!
WHAT I'M READING....
I have spent very little time reading since last week so I am still on the same books as last week.
WHAT I'M WATCHING...
Haven't spent anytime watching much on TV either.
WHAT I'M HEARING...
As I type this, General Hospital is playing in the background.
WHAT'S ON MY CAMERA...
|My brother's shirt from his Army days|
His Viet Nam Veteran's hat
This hung at the cemetery from the corner
of the canopy
|My brother Fred|
|The balloons we released for Fred|
|A Snap Chat from Darian on Saturday|
|Harley's Facebook post for me|
on my Birthday
WHAT pleased me this week....
Just as we were pulling out of the driveway on Saturday, to take Harley to work, her phone alerted her she had a Snap Chat. The above picture from Darian was on her phone. We got to spend 5 glorious minutes texting him and sending pictures back and forth. It was the best Birthday present this old granny could have asked for. And the next best was the post Harley put on her Facebook. We also were blessed with Justin and Paige on Sunday. Justin cooked our meal (his famous cream cheese hamburgers with all the trimmings) and a layered Chocolate Cherry birthday cake that was 'to die for'. I had a very good birthday!
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE KITCHEN...
Monday...Leftovers from the birthday dinner
Tuesday...Chicken pot pies
Wednesday..Harley will eat at church
Thursday...Hamburger Steaks with mashed taters
Saturday...No weekend meals planned
Sunday...as of yet!!
A QUOTE I WANT TO SHARE...
Harley is only working one day this week. I need to do some laundry. I need to take her prom dress to the dry cleaners! I need to get a Clicklist ready and then pick up groceries. I need to get back to working on 'the surprise'. I need to get ready for my brother Chuck who is coming in May. And we need to plan our trip to Georgia for June. Lots to do!!
A final thought...
My favorite Bible verse for this week:
(A Psalm of David.) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.