July. Wow. I look at that and it brings me pause. How is it July? How does the world keep on moving at its normal clippy pace while I seem to have stopped moving…. or maybe not stopped, but definitely a way more sluggish pace like walking through pea soup.
Yesterday my aunt and uncle came over in the morning to see the memorial bench. In the afternoon a neighbor brought over banana bread. A sweet book came in the mail from a friend of my mom’s. And in the evening Justin’s good friend Heather came over and picked me up to take me to another of Justin’s friends who are camping about 40 minutes from here to grill and catch up. These kids are so awesome. We laughed and cried together. After getting lost on the way home I arrived back here around 11 pm… tired but glad I went. It was a crazy emotional and busy day.
Today…. I finished an audio book this morning! (Yay Sheila! Way to go!)
This afternoon my cousin is picking me up and we are going strawberry picking which I do not think I have done since the kids were young.
This new me is different for sure. I am way more fragile and protective of my heart. Little sparks of the old me pop out once in a while but the old and the new … the before and the after me…. are somehow trying to combine into something/someone sort of recognizable but with a whole new meaning of life.
Do not take today for granted.
10 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… How Is It July?”
I’m glad you had a good day yesterday. I love to go fruit/veggie picking but haven’t in a long time.
I hope you have a great day!
I guess it’s the way we try to get back to a part of ourselves? After picking strawberries…will there be jam?
I think you’re going to have to find a whole new you to get through all of this. Thanks for closing with such words of wisdom.
Strawberry picking reminds me of wonderful summer moments of childhood….and I am sure that, as you take part in new things, or things you haven’t done in a while, you will reclaim that piece of yourself that might have been lost in the crazy-busy version of yourself.
A new, recreated version will emerge…and allow you to move forward…slowly.
Enjoy the moments and the day.
You are such an inspiration to so many of us. Still thinking about you and praying every day.
I think it’s awesome that Justin’s friends are keeping in touch with you. Enjoy those strawberries 🙂
Your post is a beautiful reminder to all of us who are on our own journeys,to treasure the beauty of an ordinary day while we have it. Life is indeed a fragile treasure. Hugs to you.
Beautiful post and advice. I try to cherish every day.
I can’t believe it is July already either. Time is going too quickly.
Thank you for sharing your journey. It is good to hear the ups and downs.
So happy to hear Justin’s friends are keeping in touch. It means so much to me when Greg’s friends stop by, or send me a text, or post a memory on FB. About eight years after Greg died, one of his friends sent me a lovely message. He told me, as long as he is alive, Greg will not be forgotten. Your Justin seems to have the same kind of beautiful friends. Keep getting out as often as you can, but if you have a day when you can’t, don’t beat yourself up over it. Hugs and love.