Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve 2018

Here we are New Year's Eve 2018. I feel the year went by so fast, how about for you?
I continue on this journey of finding joy through grief.  I'm so very thankful for family and friends that give their love and support to my daughters and myself. 
Since 1981 New Year's Eve has been very special because that was the night my husband Paul and I met. His big brown eyes and great big smile are what took my breath away and he told me of all the girls he saw that night I was the one he wanted to get to know.  Little did we realize that night that we would get married and have four amazing children together.
Each New Year's Eve since 1981 we always went on a "date night" as a way to remember and celebrate our first night of meeting each other.
This is the second New Year's Eve without Paul and I have to say that I'm feeling sadness and happiness.  Of course, I'm sad he is no longer here, yet I'm happy that we had so many wonderful moments together.  So today, I went through photos from our Florida Honeymoon in 1983. It's been so fun to reminisce and share the photos with my daughters. I love the smiles on our faces.

Reflecting on happy moments is one way for me to find joy through grief. Perhaps for you, in your grief, this may be helpful to you.  If you find this helpful, feel free to share with me in the comments below. 
Thank you for visiting my small, humble blog.
May God bless you in the New Year, 2019.
With love,