Since I can't do this in person, I'll do it virtually instead.
Please come on into my living room so that I can talk to you.
Have a seat and make yourself comfortable.
Come on in . . .
There's plenty of room for all of us.
There ... now that we're all in, I want to look each one of you in the eye and tell you how much I appreciate your kind words, thoughts and prayers. These past few weeks have been so emotional for me. My nephew's funeral and visitation brought together so many people . . . friends, family, business associates. So many people, so many tears and so many hugs. Many people got up to share memories of their time spent with Kevin. None of us did it without choking up. So much sadness, and yet amongst the sadness there was an overwhelming feeling of love, compassion, support and understanding. It was a beautiful thing to see the many ways that people came together to be there for my sister and her family in their time of grief.
Which brings me back to our meeting in the living room.
I sometimes struggle with how "real" to get on my blog.
For the most part I aim to keep it light and happy, but hey, let's face it sometimes life is hard. One thing I know for sure is that when real life has spilled out into the blog I am always blessed by your support. So, from the bottom of my heart I thank you for being here and being you. ((Hugs, big hugs to all of you)).
And one more thing. . .
there was one more person at the funeral dinner contributing to the day in his own special way.
A sweet little 3 month old baby boy.
He was passed from person to person all afternoon and never cried once. It's been years since I've held a baby and I LOVED every minute. (I think I'm a grandma wannabe:).
Well, it's getting late so I'd better let you go now.
On your way out you may notice the paint job.
It's all done now and it came at a good time as I've been spending a lot of time in there reading this
I'd read about this book on a few blogs in the past and recently found a copy while out thrifting. It's the kind of book I can read and be carried away to another time and place. Just what I seem to need right now. I've also been doing some blog reading, but haven't had the motivation to do much commenting. I think that will be changing soon. At least I hope so because I sure do miss y'all.