Monday, August 31, 2009

Moving On


During the weekend and after taking time out for a gallbladder attack or two, I was able to accomplish a bit. After some weeding and planting a few new things for the garden that I had promised my Dad I would create for the two of us, I found a wonderful stepping stone to add my own personalization to. This is the picture in the catalog but mine will read "In Loving Memory of" along with my Dad's name. I know it will find a happy home in "Our Garden". A lot of what is left to be done will not be accomplished until this Fall and next Spring after my surgery and I get the OK to start doing heavy work again.

I was able to finally pick up my cross stitch again. Not for long periods but it felt good to do a few stitches. I worked on My Home is Built in Glory and would like to have it finished sometime in September if all the busy-ness allows. I will post a picture when I get a little more done.

As for me, I have good days when the tears stay at bay and other days when I still cry from the time I get up until the time I go to bed. I promised my Dad I would be strong and I am trying. I really am.

My dear husband is taking a week off to spend with me. We have no special plans except for doing little things around the house and just being lazy. We do have our 33rd anniversary coming up this weekend.

14 comments:

Margaret said...

I'm so glad your husband is taking the week off to be with you and to celebrate your anniversary. Happy anniversary to you and your DH. The stone is lovely and will be perfect for the garden you are planning. Hang in there, Sherry. I know it's hard after a loved one's death. I lost my mother 30 years ago and it still hurts. I hope your surgery is ok'd and you get that over with soon. ((HUGS)) to you.

Kathy said...

Happy Annivesary.
I love the stone. That will look fabulous in "Dad's Garden." (I name all my gardens areas.)

I do hope you are able to have your surgery soon. It will be one small thing that will help you to feel better. I so understand the grief you are going through. It isn't quite eight months since I lost my best friend, my Mom, and yes there are still days that are difficult to get through.

Like they say, time will help. Just give yourself some time.
Sending gentle hugs your way.

Katrina said...

Hope you have a nice week with your DH and happy anniversary.

Love the stone you are ordering as a tribute to your dad. I can't imagine how much you must miss him {{{{hugs}}}}.

Jan said...

I know how hard this time must be for you, but they say that time heals. And I pray you have that. What a wonderful tribute the garden stone will be to remember your dad with. Hope your surgery goes well and that you have a most wonderful anniversary.

CindyMae said...

The stone is gorgeous!! So glad that hubby is taking some time off and I do hope that you both enjoy that time!!

Irishenchantment said...

the memorial stone is beautiful and will be perfect in the garden that you and your dad spoke so much about, just remember when it finished it will be the most precious place for you to be and remember your daddy

www.valleyhouseprimitives.com said...

Sherry, I love the stone. It couldn't be more perfect. I will enjoy seeing the garden you create.

Those gall bladder attacks are really something else, aren't they? I amazed you felt up to doing anything at all, so good for you! I hope you can get that thing taken care of very soon.

xoxo

Carolyn NC said...

That's a perfect little memorial for your garden. Happy anniversary; I'm glad you're able to take some time together. I'm sorry about your mom - sometimes it just takes time. ((hugs))

Siobhan said...

What a lovely stone--that will be a wonderful thing to do to remember your father. Big hugs.

Vonna said...

I sure am glad your DH is taking some time off to be with you...the best times are times spent together in the comforts of your own home.
I love the idea of creating a garden in Memory of your father and that stone is lovely....

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I'm sorry you're so sad but I completely understand - I would be too. I'm glad your DH is going to spend some time with you. I hope you have a wonderful celebration.

I love the stepping stone!

The Scarlett House said...

Sherry, I lost my Mom many years ago, but I still feel close to her when I'm in my own garden. My wish is that you will find peace and comfort there, too.

Jennifer said...

The memorial is very lovely.
Happy Anniversary! I am ending a week on staycation this week and I tried to sleep and stitch as much as I could!
I do hope you can get that gallbladder issue taken care of because I'm sure that is pretty nauseating and miserable.
Take care,
Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

valerie said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm glad you and DH are taking a week to be together. I love the garden stone...that will be a lovely tribute for your dad.