What a year this has been. I can hardly believe Christmas is here again. Last year I barely remember the holidays. John had just passed and the first several months were just a fog for me.
Precious little Bentley was born,
the twins turned two - remember, they were born four months early, and have progressed so wonderfully,
Laynee turned four and is so grown up and such a good big sister. She still "talks" to John on a regular basis. We go to Braums at least once a week for ice cream. She always wants to sit in the same booth because that's where she sit with Poppy. She says every week that Poppy needs to be with her when she eats ice cream. Little ones tell it like it is.
Got to go see my favorite performer GARTH!
My sisters have been such a source of strength to me this year.
Winter turned into Spring and then Summer, Fall and now we are starting all over with Winter again.
I did a major remodeling job on my home of 47 years. Redid the kitchen, both bathrooms and this beautiful screened in back porch. Fun project.
Then, suddenly God opened the door to this new home for me. Tiffany and girls will be moving into my home of 47 years. It will still be in the family. I have a whole year of remodeling to do on the new home. It will be exciting.
Had fun doing a Christmas Home Tour with Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer and some very talented bloggers.
This has been a year of storms and rainbows. I don't know that anyone can explain to you the grief you go thru after losing your beloved of 47 years. I have good days and I have bad days. The precious little girls along with Tiffany keep me as busy as they can and now I have to new home to work on so I really don't have alot of spare time to think.
But, when I do, I remember how blessed John and I were to have the years together we did. We had alot of wonderful trips and did some really fun things together. I miss him so much and just have to remind myself that he is well and in no pain any longer. But, it still hurts so bad.
I am dreading the next few days but have decided that being with the little ones to watch them open their gifts and then spend some time by myself for a day or so. I have had all kinds of invitations but, I just want some time to reflect on John and I and the times and events we were so blessed with.
Here's hoping you and your family have a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy each and every minute you have with your loved ones. Bella and I wish you a very Merry Christmas.
Always remember the reason for the season!!
Judy and Bella