UPDATE, September 28, 2014: I also have a small site, Grief And Acceptance. Blessings, Ellen
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On Friday night, Karl and I enjoyed excellent fish dinners at Rupp’s in downtown Sheboygan. Neighbors gave us gift cards to thank Karl for help with house repairs. Everyone was happy about changing the clocks this weekend. How wonderful to drive home while it was still light.
I remember going to Rupp’s after my mother went to Heaven over seven years ago. “Normal” for me was being with her in the nursing home during her last illness. It was different to return to everyday life. My family experienced many losses after we came here, and the warmth and good food at local restaurants reminded me of my mother’s kitchen–especially the homemade soups! I enjoyed cooking for her too.
Everyday routines and familiar places help so much with coming to terms with change and growing new chapters. We keep our loved ones close in new ways.
This morning, while it was still dark, there were deer in the front yard. They must be hungry and waiting for new spring growth in the woods.
I waited patiently for the Lord;
and he inclined unto me,
and heard my cry.
Psalm 40: 1 (KJV)