Sunday, April 20, 2014

June will mark 2 years since my husband passed away.  Each day has been a struggle.  I’ve had such difficulty coming to terms with the loss. Slowly I am moving through the grief. The days are very lonely and I've tried to get back into the garden and plant some plants.  I chose flowers this time.  I did not plant any herbs or veggies.  I figured the flowers would be the easiest to maintain and they look so pretty.  Being out in the yard was bittersweet as John always did this with me.  We'd have water fights while out there and laugh so hard.  It was such fun.   

I pretty much let everything go after the passing of my husband.  My papercrafts, my painting, cooking and gardening.  My heart wasn’t in it.  As I move through this grief I began by making a greeting card.  Found that it kept my mind occupied and was grateful for that.  I made another.  And before I knew it I had made several cards for my Etsy shop.  

I know I have to learn to live without my husband.  I had to make a choice to live this life without him.  I have animals that depend on me.  I can’t let them or myself down.

This is a recent card I made.  

The papers used are Basic Grey and The Girl’s Paperie (from my stash).  I really miss The Girl’s Paperie line.  Margie always designed such pretty papers.  I find I hoard them because once I’ve used them up they're gone.  The stamp is from Papertrey Ink.  Love their stamps and dies.  

I am slowly trying to start living each day.  I thank my friends for continuing to stick with me. 

Until next time,


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