Wow, It's been a long time. Another lifetime for sure. I have been away for 3 years now and so much has changed. Although I've remained involved in the widowed community I had completely forgotten that I had a blog here. It's nice to see you friend. I hope you are well. I can't wait to catch up and see what I've missed.
Since I was last here I've had many changes.
The end of a relationship.
A new friendship & marriage.
Seeing my kids grow into happy adults.
The addition of 3 adult kids from my marriage.
A 400 mile move to Southern California.
The birth of 3 grandchildren to go along with the one I got in marriage.
A daughter's marriage.
A renewed passion for writing and a blog.
I'm so glad I ran into you today at the kitchen table over coffee. My life is where it is today because of the desire to sit and have a cup of coffee. This typing on my phone isn't always the best. How about you tell me how you've been doing since I was last here? Hard to believe it's been this long and we're still here. I thought by now, with all the joy that has come to me I wouldn't be back. Just another surprise wrapped in this complicated journey. I've met many more members of this awful club since we last talked. The sadness and compassion I feel for those just beginning tears me up. People forever changed by a hurt so deep that a part of them dies too. We all have wisdom we didn't want. I have reached a different place in my journey. It's driving me to write again. Some things only you would understand and relate to. I'm really glad to see you again. I'll grab my laptop and be back soon. In the meantime let me share the words of Anne Lamott~ Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.