If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know that I haven’t posted anything personal in a quite a while – as in months and months!
Life has taken on a life of its own and I’ve been along for the ride. In August, two sister-in-laws passed away within six days of each other from cancer. One was a very close friend. She chose to cut off contact with family and friends when she was diagnosed and as a result, I did not have the chance to tell her how much she meant to me. I’m sure she knew, but it was something I needed for closure. I understood her reasons, we were a lot alike. The closure was for me, but she was more important so it’s something I’ve come to accept.
I was asked by her daughters to give her eulogy so I did have the opportunity to tell her just how much she meant. It was my goodbye and I am thankful to have had that chance to say goodbye.
My own father is aging and has been in hospice care for a year. It’s funny, and not the ha ha kind, how illness of a parent can bring out the worst in some siblings. All hell broke loose in my family last year and the family ties have unfortunately been severed; two siblings and four siblings. The one good thing that has come out of the tragedy is an actual relationship with two siblings and a nephew that I didn’t have before. I guess there is sometimes a ray of sunshine between the storm clouds.
Moving forward a couple of months to this week. This week was the week from hell as they saying goes. I am on the local planning commission and found out the hard way that someone (the V-chair, I’m chair) I trusted and kept in the loop with every decision or idea I had to improve the commission turned tail. That was quite unexpected and left me stunned. So, I had to deal with betrayal and lies.
Yesterday, Hubby and I had doctor appointments in the city. On the way in, we came upon an accident scene that just disturbed me beyond words. On our side of a four-lane highway was a garbage truck. In the other lane sat an almost completely demolished small SUV. The engine was laying about forty feet away and the highway was littered with debris as though there had been an explosion. The car was torn apart. I’ve never seen anything like it before. The entire passenger side of the car as well as the front of the car was smashed. I’m not sure of injuries and I’m not a gawker. I did look as we passed, more out of shock than curiosity. There didn’t seem to be anyone in the front seats, but there were two people speaking to someone in the back passenger seat. By the looks of the damage, that person was not doubt injured and trapped inside the car. As I said, it was very disturbing. I can only pray that they come out of the accident with minor injuries. On the way home, we saw the garbage truck hooked to a wrecker, but there was no visible damage.
This morning, we were invited to a marriage validation. That is the term the Catholic church uses when people who have been married outside of the church have their marriage blessed in the church. It was a wonderful ceremony and the priest is one of my favorite and he did a wonderful job acknowledging the ten years that they’ve already been married and how they can now strengthen their marriage. Their little girl was so excited about the ceremony. It was a nice way to start the day.
Tonight, we attended a Grant A Wish banquet sponsored by the Louisiana State Police. Besides Hubby being a retired trooper, one of my best friends little boy received a family trip to Disneyworld. To watch these special children and hear their stories just blesses the heart. My friend’s little girl whispered to me that everyone was crying except she and her sister. She is my little mini-me and seven years old. She is just precious and spending the evening with such a wonderful family was a great way to end the day.
That’s been a brief synopsis of my life as of late. My plans are to begin writing a little about what I’m up to every few days. I’m trying to write a book or maybe I should say I’m trying to find time to write a book. I have an Etsy shop where I sell planner accessories. I plan on kidnapping Hubby and running away to the mountains again soon. That last trip just wasn’t long enough.
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