Adjustment come as we place one foot in front of the other. I have been able to tackle the task of sorting household things at Dad's house. In the closet is a few suits, some hats (might make cute photo props) loads of plastic hangers and one last pair of pants. They are hanging by a belt loop, the belt, and red suspenders still in place. Taking them down seems so final. Yep, I know it has to be done, but I just ain't ready!!
Boxes are pile high ready for the second hand store. Packed up 16 pair of shoes that may fit my nephew. Loaded another dozen or more into a garbage bag for some young men that may be able to use them. Saved the slippers for me. (too big, of course, but saved them just the same)
Feeding Kitty everyday, she has warmed up to me. Used to run off for everyone but Dad. I supposed if animals can reason, she has realized he isn't coming back this time. My father in law has agreed to take her, now I must force myself to bring her away. She is a comfort to me as I clean.
The garage, well, it will require a warmer spring day and lots of will power and muscle!!
Yes the calendar reads spring, a new season. So now, by the grace of God, with a tearful heart, I too, begin a new season.
It is the natural course of things, that parents pass on before the children. But the sudden departure of my Dad still seams unreal.
I call upon the promises of Christ, that he hears the very groaning in my heart, as I am still unable to voice my prayers at times.
I have Him to thank for the strength of faith and sending friends into my world to lift me up.
Bear is kissing Dad at Christmas. Bear is Dad's dog, that has lived with us by default for several months. He runs and hides from everyone....except Dad, who he ran to and loved on. Dad's heart was big enough to love so many, just where we were. .........................Love you, and miss you deeply. A friend of mine said, love deeply, mourn deeply. I miss you too, my friend. Sing pretty in heavens choir together.