November 27, 2013

Brain Storms

Another one from the "Drafts" folder.  It's been interesting for me to go back through these unpublished posts and kind of see where my brain was at the time: seeing what I first deemed appropriate to share, and then lost either the interest or courage to do so.  These were notes I found as I was going through a stack of paperwork/notebooks; this is often what the beginning of a blog post looks like.   

{All for now.}

November 25, 2013

{rewind} } } } June 29

It's stuck in my brain, this idea of bringing my blog current, but, really--the thought stops me before I even get started.  Of course, the million brainstorms I have as I go through my days--"I'll write about this, I could write about that, oh! I have to share about____!" suddenly temper themselves into nothingness the instant my fingers hit the keyboard. 

This is a post that has been sitting in my drafts folder since, you know...July; by now, you'd think it would have had enough time to steep to perfection, but it rarely works that way.  I'll just share it as is, and then we can move on to the present in the next post, hopefully...
June 29th marked one year since Mom's passing; it seemed right to spend that day remembering her and just being together near the ocean, one of her favorite places to be.   
Papa and the girls.

Everything tastes better at the beach.
I'm Baby Brother's mini-me! :-D
♥ I really love this picture. ♥
♥ ♥ ♥

A year later, and the sadness has mellowed on most days; as it turns out, today is not one of those days:

....Daughters visit with Tutu in their dreams;

....Sister finds letters Mom wrote to her children, never sent; 

....Baby Brother recalls the 5-year-old version of himself, arms wrapped tightly around her neck, being unable, as most 5-year-olds are, to imagine a world without her. 

And, yet, here we are.

Miss you every day, Mom. 

♥ ♥ ♥
{All for now.}