Wednesday, January 22, 2014
When important people are gone......
Yes, there was something that triggered my mind going to this photo. I am not exactly sure where this photo was taken. I was just 3 years old. I love that my dad has his camera around his neck. And look how stylish my sister is! This was taken in 1957 and I love that Karen looks like the college girl that she was. I love my mom holding me and her big smile! But it is still a mystery to me why I was remembering this picture today.
Truthfully (and remember that I promised truth when I started this blog), when I look at this picture, I am just missing these three people very much! Even though I am sure that my mom, dad and sister are celebrating right now in heaven, there are just days when I feel the loss more. When my dad died, I wasn't overly surprised. He had been sick for some years and was in his 70's. My mom was almost 96. My sister, however, was only in her 60's when she died and it was a shock.
The last couple of days I have been a bit hard on myself. And I've been feeling sort of in a funk. No real reasons, just have had a bad case of the blahs. Of course Ken would say that it has something to do with the constant snow and the return of below zero weather. I suppose that might be contributing to my general malaise. And now I am thinking that I just haven't realized that I was simpling missing these important people! I know that I have blogged before about missing my mom and dad and my sister. I am sure that everyone out there reading this blog, has their own missing loved ones. My thought today is....... it is okay to be missing these important people.
And then here comes my favorite little thought for the day.