Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Life as it Continues On...

Well, it's been 2 months since Mark passed away.
Enough time for me to what?  Adjust?  Stop crying?  Learn which day to take the trash cans to the curb? 

No to all of the above.

There's still a huge list of things that ought to be done. And maybe, someday I'll complete it.
Things like changing over bank accounts.  I'm just not ready to take his name off of some items. 
What can I say - that's the way it works for me.

Speaking of working.  Both my toilets decided to stop flushing on the same day.  REALLY? 

 You have to admit that is just too funny.  Luckily I do have a distant-sort-of-relative that is sort-of a handyman.  So he came over and 4 1/2 hours later I had two working toilets again. 
Working toilets are such a blessing!

So while I've been trying to just exist and make it through each day - my daughter (age 20) had been learning to actually live life.  
We have great news!
She has been accepted in a mission program.  It's a 6 month program, 3 months of training and 3 of mission work.

She will need to fund-raise $6,500.00 for the trip.
Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated. We have not been involved in fundraising before. 

And Little Marzipan has learned to "sit".  
Marzipan, Neptune and Little Lily waiting for Grandma (that's me!) to come back.

So have a blessed day.
Sew if you want to.
As for me - I'll just have to count my blessings.



  1. Grief is such hard work and it takes as long as it takes. Be gentle with yourself. How good God is to give you moments of peace and joy in your pups and family. =)

  2. One day at a time, my friend. Have you ever considered Go Fund Me? I've never done it, but I've seen them set up for all sorts of reasons. What a great opportunity for DD.

  3. Loss of death or even one moving away from dear ones, takes time and it never really goes away--and we really don't want it to go completely away--these people are in our lives for a reason--
    so just think of him as being away on a trip for now and continue to love your loved ones that around you--I am thinking and praying for you--you are one of my 'loved' ones-
    love and laughter, di

  4. Thinking of you as you live each day without your beloved Mark. Be kind to yourself, just let yourself feel what you need to feel. How wonderful for your daughter to give up her time to help others. Take care of yourself.

  5. I am so sorry to read about your loss.