Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day and Life in General

This is my 5th Father's Day without my dad and by now I thought it would be easier.  Then I remember that I still can't walk through a Mother's Day card aisle without tearing up and my mom has been gone for 27 years.

This isn't the deep overwhelming grief I used to feel, but instead a bittersweet ache for the time we had and a wish for just one more hug. (My dad was a great hugger in his older years!)

Although he could be critical and cranky, today I will remember the love and laughter he brought to my life.  For that I am truly grateful.

I haven't been around the blog much in a couple of months.  Life has been stressful and I've gotten little more done than what I absolutely have to for work and school.  The heat is reminding me how much I have grown to dislike Arizona summers.  I have no motivation to knit and still need to start cross stitching my grandson's Christmas stocking.  The good news is that I'm almost half way through summer semester and have a short vacation with family planned in July.

Now I have a paper to write and maybe a trip to the grocery store.  Do I know how to live it up?