Life after losing your loved one is tough. I am taking everything one day at a time after the death of my husband Allen last November. I think blogging will be therapeutic, and I look forward to your responses on how how some of you handle daily struggles. Thanks in advance for sharing!
My middle child Danny and his family, Syrina and Peyton, are staying with my youngest child Hannah and me. Although it is an adjustment for all of us, it works most of the time! Of course, Peyton is a true delight and joy. I love to hear “Nana, Nana, Nana” when I walk in the door!! She is almost two. It’s a great feeling to have dinner cooked for you a couple times a week also. Allen was our cook and grocery shopper for about six years. Everything changes…
Allen and I were both wonderful procrastinators! God does have a sense of humor! It is a wonder anything ever got done. We had recently replaced carpet with laminate flooring, so a great deal of “stuff” was already in boxes. I have not returned too many items to their respective spots. However, I do think about trying to put stuff back in their places. Then I begin wondering about Allen’s “stuff.” When is the right time to go through clothing of a loved one who has passed? I believe Allen would want me to get busy and get it done. But, what would the kids think? My mind wanders and wonders – what will be acceptable? Whom do I please? Someone please tell me what to do! And when do I do it? Yes, I know – I need to answer those questions myself. Thanks a lot!
I also miss Allen’s odd sense of humor! I made a reply to someone recently that sounded just like something Allen would have said. That made me smile! We didn’t get all his humor, but he did!! Allen was wonderful, caring, considerate and so much more. What do you miss about your loved one?