Friday, June 28, 2019

Update to the Journey Continues

I just wanted to give an update to those who aren't on Facebook but followed me on here.  I am doing well. This Grief Journey is a difficult one. But I'm slowly moving forward.  My Kids family, church family and friends constantly surround me with their love .My kids each live about half hour away in three different directions.
 I hop the train and visit my sister in  Bonney Lake, Washington a couple times a year  the latest being at Easter this year. Its truly a family affair. She furnishes the Ham and the family brings everything else. This year there was 48 at a sit down dinner.

This is where I knew I was slowly moving along in the healing process. Being with so many people in such a small area has been overwhelming. All those people and rain was forcasted.... But I was bound and determined that with the Lord's help I could do this.  He did and I did.  The sun came out and people spread the gazebo and the deck. It was a wonderful Easter.
When I go to visit Jan I like to be there over a Tuesday because she hosts a ladies Bible Study at her home with an average of 15 ladies in attendance. They all bring a dish and its a potluck afterwards. No one wants to leave. The are a wonderful group of ladies... Lots of food and laughter.

and I also take the train to Seattle a couple times a year where my daughter Kelly picks me up at the King Street Station  so I can visit with her, her husband Hoi and the two grand kids who are no longer kids, but wonderful young adults. I spent a week plus a few days there in April dog sitting my grand dog Gage. I get to do it again in October. I see Joe's son Rob and his wife Gloria while I'm at Kelly and Hoi's. They drive up from Tacoma. Last time they took me out to a wonderful breakfast .
He's smiling because I had just told him "Dad would soon be home" and what a reunion that was when he heard Hoi's voice.

I'm on a waiting list to move to an apartment in Estacada, Oregon where I lived when I met Joe. It usually takes two years , and this month was one year. I still have many friends there. Everything I would need is with in walking distance or bus. Grocery store, church, library, Farmers Market (just across the street) and about the same distance in a different directions from my sons, but much closer to my daughter.

 Spring and Summer here where I live in Damascus is beautiful as always. I always enjoy my walks. Beautiful trees and flower, Bunnies everywhere, birds singing, Ravens Soaring and the ever "eagle eyed" hawk on the lookout for their dinner...
Today my granddaughter Arizona turned five! She's the one in the middle. It seems like just yesterday I was holding her in my arms as a new born. This year instead of a party she wanted to go for a pedi/manicure, dress up and go to lunch with her little friends.  Her daddy was able stop her long enough to hear her GG sing Happy Birthday to her on the phone. When I finished Dad said "and she's off and running"

It will probably be another 6-8 months before I'm back over here again.
Take care and may the Lord bless you more than abundantly