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It's been a little over a year since Dave died and I've been doing alot of reflective thinking. Mostly of how God seems to have directed the events on this very difficult path.
At Dave's memorial a friend I hadn't seen for decades approached me and told me of a Widows group that a mutual friend had joined. This was the beginning of my journey into reaching out for support and it lead me to a great Grief Support Family Camp and Support Group. This connected me to other widow groups and then I stumbled onto Widowed Village and have meet some great people here.
Then there's my roommate(s). Just before Christmas of last year a friend needed a place to live while the situation at her roommates place settled down. So, she stayed for a month, then decided to move in and paid rent. She was perfect for that season of time. She worked M-F so I had the days to myself and she understood grief. Her father is a good friend of mine and he had lost his wife about 10 years ago. She understood somewhat of my grief by watching her father go through it. She stayed until August, a few weeks past when my mom died.
I found myself alone again for a while. For about a month. I was very involved in sorting through my moms things and packing up her items for distribution to family members or the Good Will. I really needed that month and needed to have use of my entire house. I had boxes of her things all over the place.
Then just a few weeks ago my dear friends lost their jobs and the place they were staying in. I told them they were welcome to come and stay with me. So, they are here now. Ed is not one to sit around and wants to keep busy. Norene enjoys gardening. So, guess what, we all got out in the garden and have done a major cleanup! Now, I couldn't have done that a year ago. I hardly had the motivation or ability to function through the day.
And, Norene has decided to start selling a new product and wants to have a tea here at the house to promote her product she's selling. So, I'm motivated to clean the house and really get things spruced up around here, inside and out. I've even been helping her plan the tea menu and we'll make all the tea sandwiches and lemon bars. I'll bring out my fancy tea dishes and tea cups and.......there will be LIFE in this house of death again!
I just see how God has brought the right people into my life at the right time. And there is so much more I could say that I've seen God's hand in.
I think I'm going to make it :)
BIG OLD (((((((((HUGS)))))))))) to you all!!!!!