Yesterday was my birthday. It was also Father’s day. Both are joyous occasions to be celebrated. Yet in my house, some tears were shed.
My father died last year. This was my first birthday without him.
It was heartbreaking to not hear “Happy Birthday, Sweetheart” or be enveloped in a bear hug. On my last birthday my father had completed his course of chemotherapy and was in very good spirits looking forward to his recovery. Two months later, he simply stopped breathing. If you had told me then that he wouldn’t be around for my next birthday, I would never have believed it.
Everyone says that after a loved one dies, the first year is the hardest. It has been very difficult. And honestly, I don’t see it getting any easier.
Some days the grief is overwhelming. My mother’s birthday was a week after my dad’s death, we were still in shock. The first Christmas was tough, as was his birthday and Easter. We still expect to see him sitting on his favourite chair reading a newspaper or solving a crossword puzzle.
My mum and I spent time yesterday reminiscing about my dad. We laughed and cried together. It was very bittersweet.
Tomorrow, my parents would have celebrated their 47th Wedding Anniversary.
As difficult a day as yesterday was, tomorrow will be worse.
A close friend of mine, an erstwhile hitRECorder, asked me to make a sock doll for her to keep her hitRECord button on.
I liked it so much, I made one for myself too :D
P.S.: Available here without the hR button ;D : https://www.etsy.com/listing/152613939/sock-bunny
I was asked on Etsy to make a sock doll of either MattConley or Dr Gory. To be honest, I was going to decline because I've never ever made a sock person. But then I thought about it and decided to give it a try. I chose Dr Gory because it would be quite challenging to make his facial features.
After much tweaking and running versions past DianeFT, I finally finished the sock doll.
@Dr. Gory, I hope you approve!
P.S. It's been ordered already ;D
Psst! Available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/119759085/dr-gory-sock-doll :D
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