Sunday, March 6, 2011

Moving on

I borrowed this image awhile back but it is truly me today. I am sad and spent. I went back to my home town and to my cousin's services. I knew it would be hard but that is an understatement. The whole church was sobbing and not a dry eye to be seen. Huggging and crying and remember this stronger than life person. Slide shows of pictures of good times and memories. Relatives not seen often. The Florida group that went to say goodbyes. That bond will always be there. I do not question why. I know my Jo is with Jesus. That is only comfort in this. We all feel so much saddness for her husband that is so alone right now. He has a great support system but that isn't enough. Hopefully his faith and his love for Jo will pull him through this as we all move on. And move on is what we will do. We will remember and miss those good times. We will cherish our time with our loved ones. ..................................................................................................................
Today I will dry my swollen eyes and put on a happy face. Actually a "clown" face for my sweet little Goose's 5th birthday party. It had been scheduled for yesterday but changed because of the services. Two little ones showed up anyway yesterday and wondered why no one was home.....ooops. Hopefully this will get the "moving on" speeded up. I let my Hubby sleep in this morning. Driving and standing has worn him out. That knee is not bouncing back. I forgot to mention that we drove through very flooded areas in my hometown. Actually newscast of the floods was on the The Weather channel all day. Then on our way home we went through heavy rain to snow. I will rest later today. I went home a day earlier than the rest of my family. Staying with my Mom and sleeping on the couch isn't restful. No one eats at my Mom's either. At least not til late evening. So rest and nutrition is in the books for the next couple of days. So tomorrow my friend I will post happy pictures. I am moving forward.
Thank you all again for being there for me. Thank you for letting me vent. What big hearts you all have.

13 comments:

Karen Mortensen said...

Sorry for your loss. I know that things will get better as you move on. Jo will always be with you.

La said...

Get some rest, Debby. The sun will shine again soon. Hugs, La

Sue said...

Debby, I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. I've had computer connectivity issues lately and haven't been around. So this was the H1N1 flu virus? We missed you for the outing. I hope you can make our next get-together. Hope spring gets here soon, it will certainly improve my outlook on things. I still have the cold I had 2 1/2 weeks ago. I need sunshine and warm temps. Take care, Sue

Mumsy, Chancy and Co. said...

Sweet Debby do rest, eat and take care of your sweet self. Still praying for all of you. Happy 5th Birthday to your sweet Goose. Hugs

Kim-A Creative Spirit said...

Debby, I am so glad that you will be clowning it up for the party. You need some cheer right now and there is nothing better than being with kids. Be Blessed.

Genie said...

I have been thinking of you all the time these past days. When the rains came around you and I heard it on the news I almost freaked out. I am so glad to know you all are ok. I know the service was a special one. I do not now how the minister did it. I know it must have been as hard on him as the rest of you. Hug that cutie pie for me....I know the birthday pepped you up a bit. I cannot believe some title ones showed up even though you all were gone. I tell you, we could write a book about our lives.
Love you lots....Genie

pogonip said...

Life has a way of reminding us to balance the sadness of memorial services with the joys of being five years old. Here's hoping you gradually regain your balance.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Debby. You've been in our prayers.
I hope you will enjoy your afternoon with the kids - they have a way of healing don't they.

My Vintage Studio said...

Hope you have a restful week.
Sending you a hug and a prayer.
Sharon

bikim said...

so sad!!!!!!
hope you can smile again soon!!!!!
:)
Happy week,
Rosa

bikim said...

so sad!!!!!!
hope you can smile again soon!!!!!
:)
Happy week,
Rosa

Donna said...

Dear sweet Debby, You cheer so many people and I do hope you feel better soon. I'd love to see you with your clown face some day. :o) Hope hubby is feeling better soon.

xo
Donna @ Comin' Home

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Debby you are such a sweetheart and I am so sorry for your loss of Jo but do take comfort in that she is with our heavenly Father.
That picture of you as the clown is priceless. What a wonderful one of a kind grandmother you are.
Love ya
Maggie