Though I hadn’t really planned to spend much time in Indiana this year I have been enjoying myself. It was great that I could be here on Mothers Day and my Mom’s birthday. Since I’ve been back I’ve stayed at my daughters house, my nephews house, my Mom’s house, my sister Susan’s house and I am currently staying at Steve and Becky Clines home in Carmel. Steve sings with CCS and works for CVS as a Pharmacist. Becky is a realtor and is helping me with the sale of Valerie’s house. They are two wonderful and generous people.
I’m sitting here on the back porch enjoying Steve’s handy work. He loves to garden and I must say that he is very good at it. Their yard is like a garden, with flowers and plants thriving all around me. The birds are feasting at the feeder. There was even a bunny in the neighbors yard who sat and wiggled his nose at me for a little while. The current temperature is 68 degrees with a slight breeze. The morning fog is clearing up and today looks to be an absolutely beautiful day. If you ever plan to visit Indiana, June would be a good month to do it.
I am hoping to be a blessing to Steve & Becky while I am here. They have a few small things that I may be able to help with. Their ice maker is not working and since I know a little about things like that I should be able to help. One of the toilets has a small leak and I should be able to help with that. I’m glad to have the opportunity to help them. They have helped many people over the years.
On Wednesday morning next week I’ll be leaving for Vegas to attend the International BHS Convention and I’m looking forward to it. I’ve been reaching out to friends from several states to ask about sharing a meal with me in Vegas. I hope to never have to eat alone while I’m there. I have been very fortunate to have met some pretty incredible people.
Since loosing Valerie in 2011 I have had to adjust to a “new normal”. I would say that I have done a good job of adapting. There have been many days where I have felt that I have been cheated. It’s an unpleasant feeling! I resist the feelings of anger and frustration that sometimes come in waves. I remind myself that I am experiencing the same things that all other people experience at some point in their lives. All people experience loss and have to create a new normal for themselves. Loss is just a part of being alive.
Thank you to all the people who have listened to me and have loved me and who continue to support me. I appreciate your friendship! Thank you to all of you who have been following this blog. It means a lot to me that you would do that!