Good morning (or afternoon or evening or whenever you are reading this) to you. I am feeling a bit reflective at the moment and sometimes it just seems right to spend a bit of time writing those reflections down so I can retrieve them later. The beauty of having a blog — it really doesn’t matter if I have readers or not — lots of times it is just me needing to get the thoughts out of my head.
August 11, 2011 was the day that my father in law died so that is a big reason for my reflections. He was the best father in law a girl could have. He always believed in me, encouraged me and thought I was the best at any job I had regardless of if that was the truth or not. He lived his life fully for many years and was a caregiver for so many others. I had the privilege to be his caregiver for a short time and it was an honor to care for someone who had done so much for me. The morning he passed from this earthly world we were with him. As we walked into the nursing home where he spent his last earthly week Chris commented that it was the perfect fishing day —the early morning hours were just beginning and it truly was the perfect day. A perfect setting for him to leave his earthly life behind.
Chris and I have often talked about how we wish he was still alive because he would absolutely love where we live now. He would have sat on our deck and watched the deer and fished from our dock. It would have made him so happy.
After spending the weekend in Pennsylvania attending the bridal shower for our sweet Erin I was also feeling reflective on how blessed we are. Both of our boys have found their perfect life partners and not every parent can say that they are 100% thrilled like we are. It truly makes my heart so happy to know that both Micah and Aaron have such amazing women in their lives. I could not have picked better wives for them.
I think that as I get older I realize a little bit more each day how important my family and my friends are to me. I know that everyone “says” that but I can not imagine my life without those people that are always here for me. I am sad to think that there are those people who go through life not knowing this kind of love.
The countdown is on for the wedding and September 21 will be here before we know it. We are so excited and being with Erin’s family this past week just made me so happy . We have all been looking forward to this day for so long and it is almost here.
Is there something on your horizon that you are looking forward to ? I would love to hear all about it so leave me a comment and remember to Comment for a Cause for Find Your Anchor.