“Mama went to heaven May 31, 2012. Her cheery smile and gentleness are treasures she left for us to remember. That reminds me of my father who joked as he raked leaves for dazzling bonfires, whistled while giving hay rack rides, and roasted hundreds of golden marshmallows for me. Dad's also in heaven.
We all grieve the absence of certain people in our lives—and not just from death!!! Sometimes we're forced to leave our beloved homes and cherished friendships behind...”
Ironically, my FB post on Oct. 28, 2012 [the day Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast] said, "Not gonna worry; not gonna fret. Somebody bigger than you and me is in control of this universe!!!" The rains came, winds blew, and our house remained intact; but the job my hubby casually applied for on that fateful day required another move.
Our lives were upside down for quite awhile.
Five months later, we closed on a house 1,000 miles away and our belongings were delivered. It took another seven months to unpack 300 boxes. I still haven't found some of my favorite toiletries but new ones have been purchased. All in all, it finally feels like home again.
While sipping coffee early in the morning, appreciating beautiful gardens showcasing our lawn in the afternoon, or watching as stars emerge at night, I remain in awe of the world that spins around me. He's still in control and I'm content where I am...though the moments that take my breath away are causing me to begin writing once again.