November 28, 2010
Never before have I realized the value of a week...
I am trying to gather my thoughts, my words.. I apologize for my absence. The last week has been a tough one.. the toughest of my life so far. I am dealing with the loss of a very wonderful, special person to me; my grandfather...It's taken a lot of time; a lot of soul searching..a lot of tears, memories, special moments to be able to finally come to a place where I am able to function without breaking down.
One week has allowed me to see the value of time, to not take anything for granted...to make time to speak to friends, family...tomorrow is not guaranteed.
One week has shown me all I have to be thankful for. That I have the most amazing support system of friends and family;both far and near.It has shown me that life goes on, albeit more different than before.
This week has been full of remembering.. good memories and times past..reminding me to live in the present. That our past experiences make us the person we are today. It has been a roller coaster ride of emotions...I am grateful for the time my grandfather and I shared. I will cherish those memories fondly.
I've been keeping my hands busy. It seems when my heart is heavy, my hands must create. This card reminds me of a visit to see my grandfather a few years ago. We went out sightseeing and for lunch and by some fluke we both ended up wearing yellow that day.. I love the pale creamy yellow colour of the card. It's kept clean and simple..I often over complicate things and get discouraged. But not here...
I've learned that this journey is unpredictable..that time is the only thing that will heal this wound..but I'll get by with a little help from my friends and family.
This one's for you Pa,
E.T.A The layout is a scrap lift from the multi-talented Melissa Phillips...I loved the clean and simple look of her cards...and tried it for myself!