- I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...
The Poem That Inspired My Blog's Subtitle
Bear and Babybear
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
p.s. I am slowly but surely moving all the blogs I follow over to the new blog, so if I haven't come to visit you for a while, my advice is to leave a comment on my new blog, so I don't miss you in the shuffle!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
No, I won't really edit your face, so don't be scared....
Although, I do hope you'll like the changes!
I have decided, in fact, that the biggest change will take place precisely at the very moment 2009 turns into 2010.
So, be sure to come back then and see what I've been busy doing! You don't want to miss it!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The day before this photo, we could still see the sidewalk, which is unusual this time of year.
It started to snow sometime after midnight, I think, and this photo was taken around 6 pm. By the next morning there was probably twice as much snow as seen in this photo.
Is it spring yet....? I'm so over winter.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I made this card for my auntie who turned 99 earlier this month. I made it kind of on a whim after making these cards. I had been drained of energy and ideas. I had made the flower part for another card but did not end up using it, and I had the leaves from another project as well so I ended up just taking a tiny little sliver from green paper to use as a stem.
I liked how it turned out and I think I might make a whole set of these with different color flowers to put on my etsy shop once I open it. I might even make a notebook with this. Simple to make, but pretty. Curious to know if you all like them as much as I do.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Wow, I am shocked and excited to have won one of the giveaways for the 25 Days of Giveaways (which stretched out to 29 Days!).
You can see what I won HERE.
Also, Katy over at In Hannah's Honor decided that everyone who left a comment on her giveaway will win a little something, so I won over there too! I'm looking forward to see what it will be!
And the biggest thanks to Tina over at Living Without Sophia and Ellie for organizing this giveaway event!
The day after Christmas in 2007, which ended up being our last Christmas together, I wrote this silly note to Bear:
T'was the Day After Christmas
and all through the house
not a creature was stirring
not even a mouse
(except the house was a mess
and who was left to clean it but the mrs!)
Momma is so tired
All she wants to do is sit by the fire
(except there is no fireplace to be seen
so momma keeps warm by doin' the cleanin'!)
The stockings are flung over the chair
emptied of the contents Santa put there
(surprised Santa came by this year
to leave presents for one naughty bear)
Friday, December 25, 2009
I was handed a package the other day.
It was wrapped securely to be mailed away
Attached to the outside as plain as could be
Was a simple note for all to see.
Please rush through the holiday season;
Too painful to open for any reason.
Contained within, find one broken heart-
Fragile, broken, falling apart.
Tried to go shopping the other day;
The hype of the season blew me away.
Sat down to write cards,
That was insane.
Couldn't find the list
Or think of my name.
"Come over, be of good cheer."
"Celebrate the holidays,
Prepare a New Year."
But my grief overwhelms me
Like waves in the sea.
Can they cope with my crying,
an unsettled me?
I don't have any holiday cheer.
Decorations, traditions, big family meal
I can't do this year.
Do you know how I feel?
Guilty and frustrated!
I've let everyone down!
Our holiday celebrations
used to be the best in town.
So just ship me away
When my grief is better
I might fly home.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN
We're wondering what Christmas in Heaven is like
As we grieve alone and pray,
longing for one who has gone before
To spend Christmas in Heaven today.
And so in our dreams we wander far
From the scenes and sounds of earth
‘Til we catch the strains of the Heavenly choir
As they sing of the Christ Child's birth.
The Angels we envision there
As they join in the festive play
And there amid the throng is our Loved One
Spending Christmas in Heaven today.
There's joy in the faith that teaches
When our life's work is done
Of a place in Heaven awaiting
And the crown we worked for is won.
In our grief may we learn well the lesson
So to work and suffer and pray
As to merit the joys of our loved one
And to spend Christmas together some day.