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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My Journey as ONE

Hi Sweet friends!  I am 3 months out from losing my love and life partner, my husband Bill.  He was the sweetest, kindest most loving person that I have ever known.  We met when I was in high school and his sis brought me home for supper on the school bus.  It was love at first sight and 2 yrs. later we were married.  It was a wonderful life for 54 years of knowing and 52 years of marriage to my Guy.  The lonely journey now as one is very hard and though only 3 months have passed, It seems like forever.  I am stronger every day though and find the smallest problems the most disheartening.  Like putting a new screen in the back storm door, edging the lawn, getting a ground water pump primed to water the lawn, etc, etc.  

I am helped by daily affirmations from the Funeral Home that handled cremation arrangements.  They e-mail thoughts and exercises for me to do in my journal each day until I stop it for a full year.  I find this comforting and look forward to the e-mail every day.  I am getting out more and working spasmodically subbing at the doc's office and doing alterations in my home for neighbors.  I cry less and smile more at memories when we were two instead of one.  
Taking baby steps forward...

Enjoying working in the yard and the view from my den window like this bunny munching on the fallen seeds from the bird feeder.

Trips to beautiful Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet SC.  This park is only 10 minutes away from my home and I am truly blessed to be so near to it!  For more photos taken last Saturday eve go to Kerrie's Korner SC

 The Canadian Geese babies are quite large now and are in what I call the Gawky Teen stage-ha!

I keep my journal going, one of many and writing my feelings and wonderful memories keeps me busy.  So I feel I am making progress.

Finally watched the DVD of "The Help" and loved it as much as the book.  I recommend it highly.  Thanks for coming, you are always welcome here.  For a Christian Message please go to Kerrie's Home Journal.

"Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom." ~ Irish Quote 

Two Geese families with mothers and babes hanging out in the little lake behind my house.  So much fun to watch.
My heart to yours...


Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I'm not online much these days, but just came over to Blogger for a short while and saw your post. We just have to put one foot before the other and keep going. It sounds like you're doing well...all things considered. Do you know if there's a GriefShare program near you? I started going to one at a nearby church on Monday evenings. There might be a church near you that has it. Try www.griefshare.org for more information. It's comforting to be able to share your thoughts and feelings with others going through the same thing.

romance-of-roses said...

Kerrie, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. Mine had a stroke 11 years ago and it's like our world just stopped. He cannot walk, is paralyzed on his entire left side and I have been his caregiver all of this time. We too met in high school and have been together since. Now I am trying to go out a little more, my daughters and or granddaughters like to take me out it's very difficult taking him. Thank you for visiting. Hugs...Lu