Trying to get back

Since the pandemic started, I’ve noticed that I haven’t blogged as frequently. And since my husband passed away two months ago, I really haven’t felt like blogging at all. But I’m trying to get back because blogging has been a creative outlet for me for several years now, and I don’t want to let it slip away. So hopefully, I can start to post more often and to catch up on reading everyone else’s posts…

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”     (Meister Eckhart)

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  1. bushboy says:

    Just do it 🙂

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  2. Relax... says:

    Welcome back. What a beautiful photo!


  3. Debra – I give to you my condolence on your husbands death… I hadn’t realized he had passed away. You talked about him numerous times over the years here. I recall a couple of specific things about him – how he was a great painter, and how, him being from the north didn’t quite get the southern culture… I think it was specifically something you said in a blog about reminding him of being aware and careful of so many guns, or, the more the predominate culture of guns in the south. I don’t recall exactly though, but I being from the north also (though Canada) I sort of chuckled to myself about that and felt I related to him… (even though I know guns are no laughing matter). Also I recall of his stroke some years back. My brother Fred had a good friend who had a stroke, and I listened to Fred relay how hard were the times he would visit his good friend afterwards. for his friend struggling and wanting to communicate but unable to do so. I can understand a bit of how difficult this must have been for you as well, and your husband and your family…. And then there is Ben…. I hope is still well.

    Your loss of your husband must be immense. I get the part of your not blogging as much during the pandemic – I have felt the same. Though I am grateful this evening for just coming on-line to check in to you your blog, and to learn about and to feel a small part of your loss. Thank you for being here and sharing this. I am glad you have felt Ok now to blog a bit more. As always, I love your sharing the images you see and photograph, and also the quotes like Meister Eckharts. Such a beautiful way of saying ‘one day at a time”.

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    1. Bruce, Thank you so much for all of those kind words. My husband was in the hospital in September, came home under hospice care and passed away only four days later. It has been hard, but I am doing okay. Thankfully, Ben is doing very well, and I was able to see him, wearing masks and with social distancing, last weekend.


  4. de Wets Wild says:

    Give yourself all the time you need and immerse yourself in what makes your day brighter even under gloomy circumstances, Deb.

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  5. jjaywmac says:

    You got this!! Take a picture of the wall, of anything, and find a quote you like. Haha. I particularly like this quote as I “retrain” my brain. Pretty soon, I can hide my own Easter eggs.

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    1. You’re right. Tomorrow I’m going outside to take photos of my azaleas which are blooming in 30 degree (Fahrenheit) weather!


  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh what a beautiful photo you have shared with us today. So sorry for your loss. Take it easy with yourself and be gentle. Holidays are upon us and it will be hard. Remember your friends here on the blog and lean on us if need be.

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    1. I appreciate that, Cee. Yes, the holidays can be tough.

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  7. So sorry for your loss, lifting prayers. Immanuel, God with us…always!

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    1. Thank you. Your blog is an inspiration to me.


      1. 🙌🙌🙌 Glory to God! Thanks for your encouragement

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