Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thank You

Hello, my friends!
It's been a long and grueling month.
But, it has been made so much better by all your kind words and wishes for comfort and peace. I showed my husband all your comments and he began to get choked up. What a blessing to be able to share it with him. Thank you, thank you for all your kindness.
My sisters and I are in the process of emptying out a house that my parents were in for 38 years. It's messy, thought-provoking, maddening, sad, cleansing, and brings the best and worst out of us all.
In the mean time, life around us continues.

I had signed up for the Hello Soul, Hello Business course put on by Kelly Rae Roberts and Beth Nicholls.  It began two weeks after my mom passed away and I've been glad to lose myself in the lessons. All though I'm about a week and a half behind, I'm thankful for a self-paced online course!

My trend for burning dinner has been stopped, but it has been replaced by a vague forgetfulness to MAKE dinner.

Miss Party continues to dig her way to happiness in the trash, as forgetfulness reigns supreme for me right now.

Brenna is doing well, I'm thinking she's enjoying the pace of life at home.

My eldest turns 21 in a couple of weeks, we went down to see her and celebrate early.

I'm learning I don't like the title "executor".

It's being cemented that I would rather spend my days at the beach, or in the art room.

Or, an art room at the beach would be even better.

I know there's a reason and a purpose for me learning things like how to sell a house,
file a tax return for someone else,

manage several checking accounts into one, deal with bills, finishing loose ends, make calls to lawyers, credit card companies, phone companies, and go through a thousand papers and photos...
and yet,

I am beyond blessed because of the life that I do have now and friends like you.
much love to you.


  1. It's good to see an update from you. I have miss you, and I have prayed over you.

    "They" say that time heals, but of course, it really doesn't. I'm just so grateful that God does. I hope He gives you some wonderful healing time in your art room very soon.

  2. I can't even imagine the burden left for you to deal with. But I am glad that you are seeing the positive side of it all and I know the lessons learned will stick with you forever.

    It is good to lose yourself in the art and family you love.

    I will go half-sies with you on an art space in the foothills of Laguna Canyon ;)
    Take care Lynn

  3. Dear Lynn,
    I am so very sorry. I have missed so much on here, not able to plug in for a while at home and so missed your post about your mom. My prayers go out to you and your family.
    Happy Birthday to your daughter, love the photo of the three of you!

    May you find peace in your artwork, in your family and in your prayers.

  4. Oh Lynn, I've done that job :-(
    Just hang in there and get through it.

  5. Lynn, I haven't been here for a while. I just read that you mom passed away. I am so sorry. This Saturday it's five years ago that my mom passed away and I still miss her. Moms are so special in our lived and there is only one. I'm sending you a hug and thinking of you during this time of grief.

  6. Oh Lynn, it was so wonderful to see this post pop up! :-) And so good to hear how life is going and how you are doing. I know this has been such a difficult time and I hope you always know how many of us care about you and have been praying for you!
    Blessings to you friend,

  7. Hello my friend.. So glad to see you. Sounds like you are handling everything with a positive attitude.
    I do know it has to be hard and I will continue to keep you and yours in my prayers...

    Hugs, Linda

  8. There is so much to be handled and it is stressful. We handled my MILs estate. I remember the day after her funeral the sewer backed up into our lower level...and I burst out laughing...it was that or cry. I couldn't help thinking God had a sense of humor...he wasn't going to let us grieve for long...giving us lots of busy work. Sending loving thoughts, my friend...XO

  9. So much to deal with, Lynn, but you are handling it with grace and beauty. Speaking of beauty - your daughters are gorgeous (and I can tell they are as pretty on the inside as they are on the outside, just like their mom)!

  10. Hi Lynn,
    I'm sorry, I've gotten behind on my blog reading. I am so sorry about the loss of your sweet mom. I hope you are doing ok. Going thru a household that held a lifetime of memories and belongings has got to be tough. Please know that I am praying for you, hope you are doing ok. hugs to you!

  11. Oh Lynn,
    What a huge project with all the added emotion involved! Wishing you strength on that job.
    Age 21 sure does look cute :) Our daughter turns 21 in September. How do they grow so fast?