Friday, October 8, 2010

Do You Remember Me?

Hi Friends,

It has been 88 days since my last post and almost that long since I have even looked at a blog. I considered deleting my blog for a short while but yesterday, I was scrolling through my previous posts and realized I want to start crafting again and blogging about it as well as the happenings in my world. So as soon as I finish this post, I am heading upstairs to see if I have any creative juice left in my tired old body.

I will try and quickly catch up where I left off on July 12th, 2010. My lovable, sweet little brother, Jody finally went home to be with Jesus on August 22 at 11:29 pm. As I have said many times before, he was so weak and was losing the fight to live that he was so admired for his whole life. We were not with him when he took his last breath but our heavenly Father was there to guide Jody to his new home. The hospital staff tried to revive Jody but thankfully, he went quickly and he wasn't coming back to his life of illness, loneliness and pain. He is now whole and pain free, for that I am very thankful. I am also thankful for God's perfect timing and allowing me almost a full year with Jody after being out of his life for such a long time. I am so grateful that he is finally in heaven but I am (still) much sadder than I thought I would be. I am still working on closure but realize I have a long road ahead of me. I need to get back in my craft cave and start creating again. I know that will help with my depression.

I made it to Disney for the annual Girl's Getaway. I laughed a lot and cherish the time I had with some wonderful Christian friends. And after coming back home Mike and I went to Colorado to enjoy the fall colors and close the house up for the winter. I got some fabulous photos of God's beautiful fall artwork and had some much needed alone time with Mike.

I have had some trouble getting back into the routine of my "healthy" eating and activity plan. I had to go to the doctor because I was having stomach pains and not sleeping well. I was pleased to see I am 28 lbs lighter than my last visit in January. I need to get serious again before I lose too much ground. I am back at Zumba tomorrow and heading up to my craft room right now. I missed all of you and your awesome blogs! I look forward to catching up with what has been happening while I have been away.

Peace and Pretty Paper,