Sunday, April 26, 2009

A NEW WEEK

I have had a good week
keeping my peace with hope
but peace is not with out sorrow
I went up stairs this week and began
to take papa hubby's world on earth
apart-
this is difficult as he was such a hobby man
wood work - hockey cards- comic books- rocks
and anything else that took up his time
plus a lot of etc. :-)
he enjoyed these things and also was a keeper
and it is difficult to sort through his treasures
and decide what to toss and what to keep and
what to give away-
He made beautiful diamond willow walking sticks
and canes from scratch- he cut the trees -dried them
and peeled the bark and etc- it is quite an interesting
hobby and requires hard work and patience--
the cancer came so fast and so hard that he
never had the time to organize or clean up his things
and he fussed about that but I assured that all
was well and that I could do it for him later
it is later now and he no longer has need of
his earth treasures but I am glad that he had them
he used to drink in bars and was a bit on the wild side
and then in 1972 he came home and said that he
was not going to drink anymore as he could see how it
was hurting me and he never did!!
he just quit and asked
God to replace his alcohol with something else and
God did and He gave papa hubby a love for nature -
He could find pictures in rocks and wood-
He make rings and things with the rocks after
he cut them and polished them and
he just knew how to pick out the art of God
so now as I go through his things I find treasures too
a lot I will give to family members- no matter the value
things are things on earth and heaven is coming
I think of being on this side of heaven and papa
hubby is on the other side and our love
is eternal-
what a wonderful thing to know the plans that
God has for each us-
hugs from Meme

3 comments:

Pauline said...

Ah Meme

It is so lovely to read your words. You find beauty even amidst the sadness.

Blessings to you for this week ahead

Pauline xo

Diane said...

Your post has touched me so deeply this morning. I have had several sleepless nights of late. It seems I got in cycles. At times, I can rest and have no trouble sleeping; at other times, I can't sleep no matter how tired I am. Reading of your sorrow amidst the joy makes me feel that there is still hope for me. Sunday was three months since my husband went home to be with Jesus. Thoughts of him and of our life together filled my heart and my mind all day. I could think of little else. Some thoughts were so happy, yet I ended each time with the heaviness of knowing I can't look across and see him sitting in his chair or hear his voice or feel his touch. It has just been a sad day. On days like today, I so wish I could just go to be with the Lord and see my Terry again!

Many hugs..........

Diane

Audrey said...

What a wonderful tribute Meme! I am so sorry to hear that your husband lost his fight. This is a horrible disease, and no one deserves to have it! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Having said that, isn't it wonderful to have bits of him still with you in terms of the lovely things that he created? That is awesome.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I am grateful. I look forward to reading more of your story as well.