“I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process.”
~ C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
Thank you all for the beautiful outpouring of prayers and condolences for my brother and my whole family.
How does one follow a post like the one below? I just don't know. The way you get through grief is to just let it come when it will and then try to keep going, I guess. I really don't know. So... this is me, trying to keep going. Because as much as we would like life to just stop and wait for us to catch up, it's not like that, is it?
Jessica T. has a wonderful post on celebrating baptismal days today and I must admit, it's something that's been a nagging failure in the back of my mind. Other than writing the dates on the calendar and hearing someone say, "Oh, Happy Baptismal Day!", we've never really given much thought to the days. Well, this morning I sent the kids Papa Francesco's homework assignment and dug out all of their candles from their keepsake boxes, even Sean's. I can't find mine though :(. We'll see what we are inspired to do from here forward.
Having my husband home has given me time to nurture him with delicious breakfasts and lunches. He is typically a bring-something-quick-and-easy-that-he-can-eat-at-his-desk-while-he-drinks-his-coffee kind of guy. This week, I made him some Creamy Chicken Potato Leek Soup with roasted butternut squash "croutons". The soup was leftover from dinner the night before, I did not make it fresh. The "croutons" were not crispy (don't they look like little toasty croutons?)… but very flavorful and filling.
I've joined Miss Cari's Quilts of Valor project so I started watching some videos learning new stitches. It's been a long time since I embroidered anything but I think this service project is just the thing to focus on right now. The design options are pretty free and open ended, just something patriotic. I'm thinking I'd like to do something that reflects my grandfather's military service. Time to do a little family history project. Did you know that you can request the military records of a deceased veteran? I'd love to find out all that my Pawpaw did in the war, not just what he told us he did. This would probably take too long for Cari's project, it would be faster to call my Granny, but it's a neat idea.