The last few days have been a bit difficult for me and my family. Memories of our dear sister, brother, and brother-in-law have come to the surface. I read that grieving the loss of a loved one takes 6 months to a year. Hmmmm.... My sister's husband passed Nov, 2009, my sister Dec 2009, and my brother July 4 2010. My thought is, this person who wrote this about grieving never had a love one or a good friend pass away.
I know I have days that seem OK but I will never get over loosing them. So I have been keeping very busy. Leather, beads, and paint. Keeping my thoughts focused on the task. But the tears well up and finally drop down on the colorful beads. I take another stitch as I blink my eyes and the tears come like the rain outside.
Who ever said the process of grieving has a time set on it has never lost a loved one or a good friend. I know so many of you have and are going through the same ordeal. So I know I can tell you this and you will understand, you will not judge me for missing them, for loving them so much, for wishing with all my heart to take back harsh words or actions. Who ever said that I should be over this in 6 months to a year never lost a loved one or a good friend. Be kind to one another, love each other, you never know when they will be gone.
JD,Gayle, and me
Vince and me
Always in my memory, always on my heart
Honor and Integrity in Life in Art