Sometimes it is hard to look for positives, especially when this past week seems to have been tinged with sadness.
First I remembered the passing of my husband two years ago, then an extended family member died that same evening. His funeral will be this coming Wednesday.
Yesterday I remembered the passing of my mother ten years ago, and then in the evening son’s pet white rat, Mayo, died suddenly.
Dying is part of living, but that doesn’t make handling it any easier. And, as I said in a post a couple of days ago, our pets become part of our family and so we grieve for them almost as much.
With so much sadness around us, it has been comforting today to welcome a calm sunny beautiful winter’s day. The house has been well aired, there is washing drying on the line, and an Apple Crumble has been made for dessert tonight.
I have been unpacking a few more storage boxes and found all the framed family photos that used to be dotted all around the house. Now most of them are sitting on top of my bedroom drawers and the room feels a little cluttered – time for some selective choosing so only the best are on display.
My mother loved to paint, so I will end this post with one of her paintings as a sort of memorial to her.
Keep smiling J