Sharing with Blue Monday. Lots of blue in my pixs. And they are all related to my loved ones. My husband of twenty-seven years passed away Sunday morning, four days ago. So I’m struggling right now and trying to do positive things that might help me feel better. So blue is coming!
This is my husband, Roy, and his daughter Nancy a few years ago when she was visiting us from California. She and my daughter Connie have been a great strength these past few days even though they are not here in Arizona with me. Thank God for email and Facebook!
Meet Suzie, my psychic/spiritual cat. She can see what’s here and what is “there”. During Roy’s last week at home Suzie gazed intensely way up high in our family room with a seventeen-foot high ceiling and then behind me. I figured she must be looking at those on the other side – spirits who were there helping Roy get ready for his transition. Okay, it could all be my imagination, right? Well, in the last few days when Suzie would be sitting next to me or in my lap she would start staring next to me or behind me and her ears would flatten out, as cat’s ears do when they are feeling threatened or are leary as to what is near them. We’ve had Suzie seven years and Roy was only able to touch her maybe six or seven times. She just was very cautious around him. So this was pretty amazing! It let no doubt that she was seeing my Roy.
Dear, sweet Sparky; she was fourteen years old when she died last year in March. Sparky was off her feed the year before, so I started preparing her meals for her. She rewarded me with happy barking before every meal!
And Mandy was our ball chaser. She loved to race after the ball, position it, and roll it back with her nose. Her accuracy was amazing! She passed away last August when we were in Florida. Mandy was at least sixteen or seventeen years old.
Last but not least is Sunny our outgoing cat-dog. She was born to a mother raised outdoors with several big dogs and ate dog food instead of cat food. And Sunny also ate dog food the first few months of her life. Hence, she has some odd cravings – like eating cardboard! She really knows how to destroy a good packing box, or worse, the corners of my favorite photo albums! But she is so sweet! Definitely a joy to have around.
I know my journey has just started and I have a long row to hoe, but my friends and my faith in God will help pull me through.
Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.
It’s never too late for love and kisses! And with Valentine’s Day just over, it wasn’t hard to find some shots for Scavenger Hunt Sunday. The prompts this Sunday are: Candy, Pink or Red, Love, Kisses, and Smile.
The pix below is the box and card he gave me for Valentine’s Day (turned into a digital sketch).
I’d like to wish all my blogger friends a Happy Valentine’s Day – and hope you have spent some special ♥♥ time with your significant other(s).
DH gave me a box of chocolates – just when I thought, oh boy, now that the Holidays and chocolates are all gone I can lose some weight -ha! And I wouldn’t think of hurting his feelings by returning it (good excuse to keep it, eh?)
Love is in the air
Candy and flowers abound
Sweet lovers hold hands
Roses are red
Violets are blue
What a wonderful gift
God has given to you
My blogging time has been limited here lately – I just had my second cataract surgery Tuesday – and I can see out of both eyes now. How wonderful! But my husband got a call from the doctor Monday just a few hours before I was ready to leave to go out of town for surgery. His potassium level is too high. He has diabetes and a few other medical problems and now it looks like his failing kidneys are not working to remove the extra potassium his body doesn’t need. So we had to go to hospital to get his blood checked again. It was still out of range so now he’s had to drink a solution that binds up the excess potassium. I’m working on a diet to cut down on his potassium intake (I love a challenge!)
The body is weak
But the spirit grows stronger
With struggle comes love
Wouldn’t you know – I jumped the gun and posted haiku for next week’s prompt! But it seems to go well with family so I am combining them just this once 🙂
Would you like to read some more haiku? Go visit Jenn’s Sensational Haiku Wednesday!
I’m excited about a new line of prints I just created this past weekend. It is called the Love Series and is pop art. You can see two of the prints here, and you can go to my Fine Art America website to view the rest and, if you’d like, purchase my artwork on canvas, paper, metal, or on a greeting card.
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