Have you ever flown to another state and back within 24 hours?
But, I took advantage of our plane ride to Florida to try and catch up on some more DYL.
I only got one quick Real World Color layout done because my mind was spinning in all sorts of directions. I am grateful for the welcome distraction the scrapping gave me.
Yesterday mmb & I went to Florida because it was my mom's birthday and her friends had a planned a memorial service for her and my stepfather who passed away in an accident just nine days after she did, just a couple of months ago.
I am still reeling from all of this.
It is hard to think of life ever being the same.
But I don't even want it to be the same. Even if I wanted it to be, it would be impossible.
Although right now life seems to be in shades of grey and red, there are moments of clarity where I can see the vibrant colors that each day brings. Even more vibrant than before.
This is a gift that they have given me.
And although I am sad, and angry and confused at the way I had to receive it, I am grateful for it just the same.
I am so grateful for all that her wonderful friends have done and for getting to see a glimpse of what her life was like in the years we were separated. She was a magnificent person, as was my stepfather, and together they were amazing. The truest of love stories.
I am grateful for that too.
Someday I will share the story. Once I find the words. Or maybe I already have the words.
I am not sure.
But I have a feeling they might come more easily once my mom's art supplies get here.
And I am grateful for that, too.
What is something you are really grateful for in your life?