This month it will be three years since my Beloved flew away to heaven. I am in the grips of depression as the date he left us grows nearer.
Fall once was my favorite time of year...now I find Spring and Summer are the delight of my heart.
Still--I am not alone. My husband loved God and I know Alan is safe in His arms. I am comforted by that. And someday I will see him again, I will hear his laughter, see his smile. And I have a feeling he will have a LOT of stories to tell me once I get up there.
God bless you all, dear ones. You are in my prayers--you know who you are.
Two nights ago, my precious 91-year
old Grandma Gladys flew home to heaven. She can see, move--she is
no longer in pain and is in a better place. She was more than ready to go and see
her Beloved Vic--and to see Jesus. Though we are happy she is in heaven--we are filled with sorrow because we miss her.
see her in my home everywhere. Pictures she painted, baking pans and
funny old cutlery, the beautiful four-poster bed in the guest room, and most of the
things I have in the craft room... I think of her every day and will
always think of her every day.
I can hear her laughter,
I see her merry old eyes twinkling at me. She loved my
family deeply--Dear little Grandma Gladys brought joy into our lives with her wisdom, bubbles, crafts
and I smile over many hilarious memories. She was one of the most creative people I've ever met. I am grateful to have spent time with Grandma while her
daughter was out
of town a number of months ago. What a privilege to hear her stories,
share her laughter and tend to her as she slept in her big easy chair. I am going to miss her--she was my friend.
a moment to cherish the people you love, my Friends. Life is short and
each moment is a gift.
Monday, August 21st, we experienced the total eclipse of the Sun here in Oregon. I was fortunate to live exactly along the line in which totality took place. It was an incredible experience. For a full description visit my blog Expect the Unexpected.
Just before the eclipse, the shadows of the leaves were upside down crescents.
After the total eclipse took place, the crescent shadows reversed direction.
Here is an explanation from David Bell, aerospace test engineer: "Small openings between objects such as tree
leaves act like pinhole camera apertures. These allow light rays from
different parts of the partially obscured Sun to create an enlarged
image of the Sun on the ground. The same shadows occur all the time, but
the images created are circular, showing the entire solar disk. Under
very good conditions, the image can include large sunspots, as well."
I am often taken aback at how many heart shapes one can find in nature. They are seen in flowers, clouds, rocks, trees--just about everywhere.
I was in Spokane, Washington, with a friend of mine when I spotted the leafy heart in this picture. Can you see it?
I have not posted to this blog for about a year. My camera broke and I really don't like my new one. Also, it has been a year of dealing with the loss of my Beloved husband. Suddenly my mind comprehends he will not be back. I have stopped listening for his step, or expecting him to burst in the back door full of humor and stories. I miss him dreadfully--but the darkness of loss is beginning to lift.
That's not to say it won't be back. Grief is like the ocean. It is always there--and sometimes there are dreadful storms.
God bless you, dear ones. Look for those hearts--they're everywhere.