July 12, 2011

A Season of Life

Hello Friends, I have certainly neglected my blog lately. What have I been doing???? Well, it certainly hasn't been quilting or sewing. I have not sewn a single stitch since Ron's passing! I am trying to get my mojo back! I will be attending a retreat with my Wacky sistas the end of the month so I'm sure they will get me inspired.

I have been doing some reading and learning to cope and live in this new season of my life. You see I work full-time. Ron was retired and I lovingly referred to him as my "house boy". He kept the house clean, did laundry, and cooked -- well cooked most of the time. He did these things in between hunting and fishing. I was VERY SPOILED and didn't realize how spoiled I was. I have mowed the grass only ONE TIME IN MY LIFE! I don't even know how to start the lawn more -- that contraption is foreign to me -- LOL. My dear oldest son has been taking care of the yard for me, but is going to teach me how to use the mower. I've realized that I have to do laundry (I'll save the story of the alleged 'pantie snatcher' for another post), cook, wash my car, take it in for oil changes, and many other sundry things. Just this week it struck me that I may need to check the a/c filter! I walk around my house and think "oh my gosh, I am totally responsible for this place!

How am I coping you ask? Well, it is simply by the love and grace of God. I have a very strong faith and a great network of friends. I have many, many bad moments (and sometimes days), but 'these too shall pass' in time. I also have many, many wonderful moments too. You see, Ron and I were 'best friends' and were just approximately six weeks shy of our 40th wedding anniversary. When he left this world, he took a part of me with him, but he also left a part of himself with me -- his strong will, his love, and a zillion memories! He also left me with the knowledge that I WILL SEE HIM AGAIN! I know without a doubt that he is living in the most glorious place -- a place that words cannot describe. I know that when my time on this old earth is over, he will be waiting for me. This knowledge brings me great comfort. Also, knowing that my Heavenly Father is constantly holding my hand on this journey and equipping me with everything I need is my constant strength.

SEW, I went to the local quilt shop today and picked up some fabric for an apron swap. I'm hoping to get back into the studio this weekend to do some sewing/quilting. I am thinking that signing up for this swap and having a deadline will get me back to my sewing.

I have rambled enough for now. Stay tuned and I'll share the "pantie snatcher" story in a future post!!! It was quite an awakening for me but a funny one!

Ya'll have a Blessed week and I hope all your stitches are perfect and your seams are all quarter inch.


Milah said...

I'm sorry you lost your husband, but rejoice in the promise you have in seeing him again! I'm sure you really miss him, I can't imagine 40 years together then suddenly he's gone. It has to be tough.
Perhaps sewing aprons will be therapeutic for you.
I look forward to hearing about those missing panties!

Linda said...

I'm glad to see that you're slowly coming back and learning to cope. It must be extremely difficult! I'm so glad you have a strong faith. It will see you through!

Lurline said...

I have great admiration for your strength - I know how hard it must be but sounds as though you still manage to enjoy happy times - good on you!
Hugs - Lurline♥

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Thanks for sharing your post today.

You made me cry,laugh, and Praise the Lord today.

I must say your Ron sounds like my Big Mick who takes very good care of me as well.

What a blessing to have had him in your life.

Billie in TX