Thursday, November 6, 2014

It Seems Like Forever






one year ago tonight
a little after midnight
my dear Dad passed away with me by his side
it has been quite a year
mostly so busy with Mom
I haven't had time to grieve
I thank him daily for so many things
miss him always...
Dad loved Christmas with his family
so tonight I've been looking
at vintage Belsnickles
checking out recipes for pfeffernuse
all things German for the holidays
tomorrow I am bringing mom home
for a few hour visit
praying it goes well
so it can be the first of many...
this morning she called to say
they took her and some other ladies to jail last night
weird because I dreamt someone kidnapped her
we really are on the same wavelength
quite often
we say it's because we are both the babies...


14 comments:

acorn hollow said...

I am so sorry about the passing of your dad. It has been quite a year for you for sure. I do love those santas. I hope the visit
goes well. and jail is a weird place to take a tour.
Cathy

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

let me know that recipe for pfefferneuse my friend! haven't had it in a very long time ~ would love to make some!
holding you in my thoughts always ~
L

Kim said...

Oh Kelley, I know how you feel. You've had so many changes and challenges this year that it's hard to let yourself catch up. Sometimes circumstances like continuing to care for your mom just keep pushing you forward. Sometimes we need to let ourselves go back and appreciate where we have been.....and how far we've come.
Big hugs, Kim

Rugs and Pugs said...

I'm sure it's been a very long and sometimes difficult year for you. How lucky to have a dad who was so special.
I hope your visit goes well.
Hugs :)
Lauren

marly said...

I was in the same position. Had to care for mom right after Dad passed and never had time to fully grieve for him. It's really tough. So sorry. Hoping the visit goes well. Fabulous santas!

Patti said...

You will be in my prayers - hope the visit goes well for you both! Hope your sweet memories give you strength.
Blessings, Patti

HomeSpunPrims said...

Thinking of your family Kelley. We never forget our dear ones. I will be praying the home visit with your mom goes well. Big hugs, Lori

Jacque. said...

Always in my prayers. xo

Robin ~ Bird In The Hand Primitives ~ said...

I'll be praying for comfort as you think in what this day is.
You gave your all to your Dad in his last days and you are a super hard working daughter in your care for your Mom.
God bless you !!
Robin

primitivebettys said...

Hugs & prayers dear friend

WoolenSails said...

The first anniversary is always the hardest and I know having your mom home for the day will be a nice way to spend the day.

Debbie

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Thinking of you and hoping the visit home for your Mom goes well.

cucki said...

Thinking of you so much dear friend
Hugs and prayers xx

annie said...

hope the visit went well, sometimes it seems the letting go never really stops, hugs to you both, I love all the Santas, I can Never spell the "b" word, grin!