It’s been a hard week.
Probably the toughest of my life.
My Dad passed away on Monday night.
I am sitting on the couch on Thanksgiving afternoon, there is football on the TV and a turkey in the oven, and it just doesn’t seem real that we are also picking out pictures for his memorial service on Saturday and writing his obituary.
While I cannot put into words all the thoughts and feelings I am having, I can reflect on all the things I am thankful for. . . obviously, there are so many more than I am able to list on this post, but here are a few things. . .
Yesterday, my Mom and sisters spent the whole day together planning things for Dad’s memorial service on Saturday and while it wasn’t fun, at the end of the day, I told them that I had really enjoyed our time together. And that is what family is all about. . .
My husband. He’s pretty much taken over the house, taking care of Luke and Abby and continuing to work on house projects in between driving up to the cities to be with me and my family.
When I told him that Grandpa Tom had gone to heaven, he said “That sounds nice, I’d like to do that someday too.” And I said “me too. . .me too.”
Coffee. Always #necessary
BODYPUMP and my peeps at the YMCA. I taught this morning and it was nice having a little bit of normal this week.
Abby. And puppy snuggles.
This blog. And the bazillion pictures that I take because of it. And your support and nice words.
I know that he is in heaven now, but he will always be with me. When I make surprise plates for Luke or read “Bedtime for Francis” to him. When I’m running and trying to figure out my latest “life crisis.” Whenever I eat candy corn, lorrna doones, or doughnuts. And always.
Hug your loved ones close today.