Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Challenging Day, But This Too Shall Pass

Today is the second anniversary of my husband's death.  It is time to give a report to my family. 
This has been a hard year.  I was surprised.  I had thought that it would get easier.  Maybe I have just not stopped long enough to let the emotions clear.  My sweetie and I were, as the children were fond of saying, 'so close that we were joined at the hip.' 
I do not know what I would have done had I not had all the joyous love that my family and Ned's family has given me.  There is a purpose in everything, I am just trying to sort it out. 
This was a scripture my husband loved from D&C 76:22  And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!
Ned loved Christ and the gift he gave us.  This is what keeps me moving.  The knowledge we will be together again.  It is Christmas time, a time to rejoice and be glad.  I can do this.

9 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

My heart and prayers go out to you during this difficult time and although it might be hard, I wish you Happy Holidays with your family.

XO,
Jane

Lori E said...

Big hugs to you. I hope you can enjoy the season with your family as he would want you to. It would probably make him sad if he thought you were crushed and sad through Christmas. You must have so many fabulous memories.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I am sorry for your loss and for the pain you are feeling today. I'll keep a good thought for you and wish that your fond memories bring comfort. All the best.

chitra said...

May God give you strength dear Frances.

Wendy said...

That's what keeps me going too. That one day we will be together again.

Two years! How is that possible? And yet, it probably feels like yesterday you held his hand and kissed him, shared meals and cuddles.

I can't figure it out either, but send you lots of hugs.
Hope you had a peaceful Christmas.

hummer said...

Thank you to each of you. I appreciate your kind thought and offerings. I know it is okay. Just figuring out things.

chitra said...

Wish You a happy New Year!!!

hummer said...

My Friend Chitra. How nice of you to drop by. Happy New Year to you too. Hugs

Barbara Poole said...

Frances, I'm a bit late, but wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and hoping that 2011 will be a bit easier for you. You spread so much joy around, now is the time for you to be happier.