Saturday, May 03, 2008

This time of year



is not an easy time for me. In the past week its been a time of reflection and sadness. My wonderful Mother in Law (who was to be an ex-in-law in the coming months); and was more of a loving mother to me than any in-law would be, she past away 9 days ago. A few days before that it was the 1 yr anniversary of my father's passing, and a few days before that it was my long time best friend's birthday (he died on 9/11).

So, for the past 2 weeks I've been dealing with grief while being the stoic, keeping a brave face while handling memorial rituals. In tidying up yesterday I came across the mother's day gift I had bought for my mother in law and just began balling. It was the cathartic cry I needed to be on the road to healing.

So while I heal I'll give you pretty picture to look at of where I grew up. I'm so in need of hanging out at the beach. I pray the cold temps give way to a few days of hot warm sunshine 'cause when it does I'm taking off from work, grabbing my son and building enough sandcastles to last me a life time.

I'll be back when my spirits improve.

4 comments:

Mrs. Who said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

And we have lots of warm temps and sand down this way if you ever make it this far!

Quality Weenie said...

Hugs

Cappy said...

I'm sorry to hear about the former mother in law. Beach time sounds good to me.

Quality Weenie said...

Hugs again.