Saturday, June 9, 2012

I am sorry to have been away for so long.  Eventually I will have a computer at home but for now I am using the one at work while at lunch.  I am still stitching and knitting when I have the time.  I am currently working full-time and very grateful to have this job.  I do try to keep up with what the stitching bloggers are working on.  I hope to hear from some of you.

Take care

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I have started another blog, Dearest Darling. It contains letters my father wrote to my mother during WWII. I hope one day to have pictures of them on the blog as well. I hope you will enjoy reading the letters.

I have been stitching and knitting. This weekend I will be working in the basement. I am trying to get ready for a yard sale. I can't believe all the "stuff" that has accumulated over the years.

I took two tests to work for the Census Bureau. I passed both, but haven't heard anything about a job. I pray they call me.

Take care

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Just a Note

I did not mean to be away for so long. It is hard for me to keep track of time. I am either working, at the library, or home, usually stitching. I started a part-time job at Michael's Craft Store back in November. I mainly do office work and price changes. I enjoy both the job and the people I work with. Now that I am comfortable with this job, I am looking for a second part-time job. It is hard to find something full-time.

My life is so different without Mom. Whenever I went out, I would call her on my way back home. I miss those calls. I miss making her waffles. She is in my every thought. It is hard to believe she died six months ago. Some days it feels like yesterday and then there are times that it all feels like a dream and I want to wake up.

A few weeks ago, I started making changes in the house, moving things around. I am discovering things I didn't know Mom had. I never went through her things, I almost feel like I need to get her permission. I found some letters my dad had written her during World War II. I am going to go through them and possibly put them on a blog.

I am at the library and I need to get home. I will try to post more often. I miss all of you and hope you and your families are well.

Take care


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Early!

I am sorry I have been away for so long. I am doing well, at least trying. I am still going to the library to use their computers. My computer cannot be fixed.

I started a part time job. Once I feel comfortable with it, I will be looking for a second job.

It is difficult to get use to living without Mom. I want to thank all of you who sent her birthday cards when I gave her the "Birthday Card Party." She talked about that for a long time. I am saving all the cards and gifts that were sent to her. It was really special to me too!

I have been doing some stitching. One day, when I can, I will post pictures.

I don't know when I will be coming to the library again, so I am taking the time now to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.

Take care

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Thank you for all of your comments. I miss Mom so much, but am so grateful to the Lord that she is no longer in agony.

The following is a letter I wrote to her after she died. God gave me strength to read it at her graveside service.

Dear Mom,

The past three months have been both torture and a blessing. We both endured our own suffering but yet today, we have both survived. You have now made your home in heaven with our Father and I remain to serve the Lord in whatever way he chooses.

Mom, I am so grateful the the Lord for putting us together. I did my best to fulfill the promises I made to you and in doing so I fulfilled the commandment of the Lord to honor you. The hardest part was allowing others to care for you, not out of selfishness, but because I wanted to give back to you everything you had given me. You allowed me to come home from my former life. You gave me unconditional love. I now have the knowledge of how you could be so loving to me when others turned me away. It was because of your love for the Lord and that the Holy Spirit resided in you.

It breaks my heart to no longer hear your voice, but with the silence I know you are at peace. When the silence is broken, it will be my own voice thanking God for the life we shared, for the valuable lessons you taught me, and for giving you to me as my mother.

Mom, you have not been taken from me because you will always and forever be in my heart. My comfort is knowing you live with the One who created you and one day, when God chooses the hour and the minute, I will join you! I will always and forever treasure my memories of you as my mother. It hurts so much to not have you with me, but I am fill with joy when I say you Mom are now my precious sister in Christ who now lives in heaven!

May you all have a blessed day!
Much love,