I've yet to figure out how to blog when my heart is really heavy. And my heart has been really heavy. This week I watched as one of my childhood girlfriends buried her husband. Over a week ago he was walking into the garage early in the morning and suffered a massive brain aneurysm. Three days later he passed. I was really lucky to have been able to spend time with them as a couple recently prior to the accident. As a matter of fact, they were at my house a little over a week before this happened. We had a lovely time- sitting visiting on the back deck overlooking the lake. We also went to Rogers, Arkansas to go eat dinner at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and had a lot of fun. Lot's of laughs!
And of course, thanks to Facebook, we talked often. Usually, it was me giving them a hard time and teasing.
Somehow blogging about cooking, gardening, and other mundane things just seem disrespectful when someone is facing something so shocking and sad. But I'll be back soon, and I know that my friends wouldn't want me to change being me.
I would like to say that this has given me a lot of things to think about. Spirituality, kindness, and living life in a way that matters. I always tell my husband many times a day that I love him but I also want my friends to know how special they are. I am truly blessed to be a part of a tight knit group of friends that time and distance cannot change. I believe more than ever that forgiveness and compassion are key to living a good life. I am vowing to block out negative and hateful influences in my life. My friend Rick was an encourager and was a friend to just about everyone he met and I think we could all stand to be kind like him. :)
Keep his sweet wife Darla in your prayers as well as their two sons. They are a sweet family.
I'll be talking to you soon- meanwhile I've been gardening and reading. It
I'm a wife and mom! That about sums me up! I am blessed to be married to my best friend for 28 years now. I have 2 great kids that are grown! My hobbies include: Cooking, photography, gardening, reading, painting, and pottery, and feathering my nest!
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