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A Non-Anniversary

Last week marked my ninth non-wedding anniversary. It would have been my 49th anniversary, had my husband lived.

On the 4th of August, while I pulled the pesky weeds from the grass over Bill’s grave, I said to myself, “I’ve loved this man for fifty years. How can that be? That’s a lifetime.

In the evening, I took out the anniversary cards he’d given me over the years. I’ve saved only six. I wish I had more. But then, they were enough…enough in his stick drawings of the two of us together walking under sunshine, along with his handwritten notes…for it to hit me once again, how much he must have loved me. Me. In spite of my flaws and frailties.

I am so blessed.

What blessings do you carry in your heart through your loss?

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