Saturday, September 20, 2008

1 year......

these flowers arrived today for me from russ' grandchildren. my sister also received some. we are very blessed.

the day i have dreaded has almost come to an end. it was ok and i did ok. understandably russ was on my mind most of the day. i did tear up a little bit a few times today but for the most part i tried to remember the good and fun times. russ would have wanted it that way.

this morning i went to menard's (like a lowe's or home depot) with bob. he looked at me funny when i asked but russ always loved going to stores like that. i spent my time going up and down the aisles pretending to kick a football. that was something russ and i used to pretend to do to pass the time or just be silly.

it was a beautiful day here today so for part of the afternoon bob and i lounged in the pool on some floats, not necessarily something russ would have done but i found it extremely relaxing.

for dinner we had burgers on the grill, corn on the cob and kraft macaroni and cheese, definitely one of russ' favorites.

thank you to all my wonderful friends and family who posted on my blog, e-mailed me or called today. i am overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness of you all and am truly touched and grateful. i definitely felt the love and support of you all.

flinty, you are now in my thoughts and prayers.


Lori1955 said...

I'm glad you spent the day relaxing and doing some of the things that Russ loved. Hopefully you found some peace and healing in the day. I pray you were able to release some of your pain as Russ would have wanted for you.

¸.•*´)ღ¸.•*´Chris said...

Just got home from work and wanted to pop in and see how things went today. You have been on my mind all day.

The flowers are beautiful. Is there a significance with the different colors of pink or the number of roses?

I'm glad you had a good day today filled with doing little things you enjoyed. I thought about Russ today as I stood on the balcony at work and looked at the trees changing color.

You done good sweetie. Bless you and many hugs to you today and always. Love ya:)

nancy said...

we had red roses at russ' funeral, i think these were meant to be red, although we had pink at gene's so it's ok too. i not sure but i'm guessing the sweetheart roses represent all of us left behind, there are 11 of them. and for the 6 large roses, i think it was a split dozen between my sister and me. i will have to check with my niece. anyway you look at it, the thought (and symbolism) was wonderful.

~Betsy said...

I had you and your family on my mind as you marked the first big anniversary. I'm glad you had a relaxing time and would love to see a tape of your visit to Menard's!


rilera said...

Hugs to you Nancy. You are in my thoughts.

Joanne said...

You've been on my mind for the past few weeks, Nancy. I'm finally catching up on reading. Glad you found some relaxtion in your day. Big ((HUGS)) to you.

Joanne said...

Just checking in on you, Nancy. ((HUGS))