Sunday, November 25, 2012

When Alain passed away,
I decided I needed to make the room next to the bedroom
 my retreat!
It's taken these 21 months to
put together a room that is
starting to be
(but it is far from finished I must add...dreaded painting!)

I have collected things that make me happy!
Wire baskets, a farm table, twinkly lights and my latest creation...
POM-POM garland!

I know Alain appreciated my creative side,
and this very room lends itself to that.
He was amazed when we got married 
at how much I loved to decorate our home,
especially for the holidays and seasons of the year.

I went away last Christmas...
I couldn't bear to decorate and not have him here.
He was the tree putter upper...
the light maintenance man
(all things electrical),
box getter and box putter away-er...
placer of all tall ormanemts,
and reminder of the 
baby whose birth we were celebrating.
He loved to listen to Christmas music
and sing at the piano.

Alain loved me for who I was,
and I believe he would want me to continue to be that person,
I am finding room in my heart
and feel the energy coming back more and more
to continue on life's journey,
with a grateful and happy heart!
I think he's proud of me!

The gathering...

 Thanksgiving has past,
But not the grateful feelings
that are like the 
...still in our hearts reminding us of
 all we have.

Jamie & Aaron, 
and Aarons parents,
Gary & Lynette,
 joined me for a really grand Thanksgiving meal.

After our Thanksgiving Feast
we gathered in the "Sitting Room"
to listen to Anna
perform her very first piano recital.
Applause was giving 
and autographs signed
following her debut!

 My I-Pad is the first thing my grandchildren want to play with 
when they come to my house.
(Whah...I thought they loved ME?)
Carter (2) can navigate it like nobodies business!
Following, are just a few hundred of the pictures
they took that day!

Hope your day was as smashing as ours!