Good morning dear friends! And it is a beautiful day here on the coast of Maine. The temperatures are comfortable with the occasional hot and humid day and the ocean view out my window 🪟 is calming. I love seeing the assortment of boats bobbing at their moorings. It is “high Summer” on the Island and there are people everywhere enjoying their vacations and soaking in the ambience of Deer Isle. Well, yes, I know I have been missing in action for awhile. I last wrote to you right after my mother had died. It was a truly hard time for me but she was 94 years old and ready to go. In the beginning I missed her so much and found myself talking to her in heaven, lol. Things like…”what ya doing up there, Mom, say hi to Dad, Thomas, Grammy and Grandpa.” As the days went by I adjusted to the fact that she was in a different dimension and I was stuck down here on earth. A place that has become very scary and insecure lately. It was made more depressing though and overwhelming by the way he
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Hello dear bloggy friends! I hope you are well. It's another beautiful day here. It's been awhile since I last popped in to chat with you all. I thank you for your condolences regarding the death of my dear mother. So kind and heart warming of you to reach out to me at this difficult time and I do so appreciate it. I have been reading your lovely blogs and they add sunshine to my days. However, in some cases, I am experiencing the same old problem of being unable to post comments on your blogs. It’s frustrating but please know that I do read and enjoy your bloggy friendship.❤️ I am trying to work my way through the process of settling the estate. I sometimes wish I could speed it all up so I can head home to Pennsylvania, but in the meantime I am sorting and weeding out, tossing and cleaning through many years of life accumulation here at the homestead. My mother was a saver of everything, even if it was broken in some cases, and what to do with it all is now left up to me.
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Hello bloggy friends. I hope you are all well and happy out there in the world. It’s beautiful here in Maine on Little Deer Isle. The LUPINES are everywhere as are the LILACS. They all just grow wild and free wherever they are allowed. Windows and doors are open, cottages are being opened up for the Summer, boats are launched, and the lobster fishermen have set out their traps. What a lovely time of year. Remembering Mom On Memorial Day my dear mother changed her earthly address for a heavenly one. Last week she suffered a massive stroke on Thursday. A day that will be etched in my memory forever. And, I will miss her, I DO miss her. She was a dear sweet woman with a core of iron…under a veneer of fragility. And, like this last red rose that my brother gave her, she could not live forever here on earth but she is certainly blooming in Paradise with her beloved husband and other loved ones. Her favorite Psalm was 100. And her favorite hymn was IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL. ❤️ She was