Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Change

Change is always uncertain in ones life....just as the seasons change so does every aspect in ones life. We cannot control it for the most part it just happens.

I am so grateful for loving and good examples in my life. My Grandma Colby was such a person. She demonstrated unconditional love and a will for life. She loved life to it's fullest. She never had a lot of money but I never heard her once complain. All I heard was how grateful she was for everything she had....Especially her family. She was faithful to her husband, family and to God. I could not ask for a better example in my life.


She was so determine to live to be 100 and she almost made it. She passed away at the age of 99. I will always love the memories of her and all that she did for me. I am even more grateful that I acted upon promptings to go and visit her just recently and to take my kids with me. She fell in love with Miss Millie and couldn't get enough of her. I will never forget watching Craig cry as he hugged her to say good bye. It was so touching.....he has such a tender heart.



Thanks Grandma for all the loving memories.....you are truly blessed. Oh the happy reunion on the other side with her sweetheart and child.

She was laid to rest on December 15, 2009 I just wish I could have been there but my thoughts were of you all day.....I will miss you deeply.



Another change was that we laid our dog of 15 years to rest on Saturday. She was a faithful companion to my children. Where ever they went she went. If they went to a friends house she would follow and stayed by the door until they were ready to leave. I always knew what house my kids were at by walking around and seeing where Socks was. One time Craig disappeared and we could not find him. Socks was in a frantic trying to get our attention. We clued in and started to follow her. We had a hard time keeping up....She led us to a fast moving creek due to all the run off from the winter....Craig was there. He was only 4 I hate to think what could have happen had it not been for Socks protective nature.

And yet another change......my house sold! I have had extreme mixed emotions about it all.... I didn't think that coming back I would get so attached. After the divorce I was the one that left the house...Then Richard got married and the house sat empty. I moved back in in August to prepare the house for sale. I have gotten reattached to my home. We built the house in 1998 and have lots of memories here....It's very scary for me to think I won't be here anymore. I think of all my kids Craig is having the hardest time. So I'm trying to spend some extra time with him.....
Change is hard and when your young sometimes you don't understand it.

Life is good and change happens all the time....Just when we get comfortable or think nothing more can happen we get a little reminder that sometimes we have no control......

5 comments:

Sharon said...

You are so right. Change is hard and the older I get, the harder it seems to be. I'm truly sorry to hear about your Grandmother's passing. The world would be a more beautiful place if everyone appreciated the elderly and the wisdom they have accumulated. If Craig can just remember that the more we love, the more we hurt. Just like with Socks. I am sorry you lost him too. My sister, Kat had to put one of her sweet dogs down recently. It broke her heart.

We are never ready to lose someone we love. A little boy in our ward turned 8 yrs old Dec 6th and was baptized. He died yesterday morning from a painful brain tumor.
They are an extraordinary family and have been so brave, watching him lose ground this past year.

Even tho it's hard, I am glad about the sale of your house. It's such an effort to keep the house in "showing" condition and the economy is such that sales don't happen as often as we'd like. You'll make another house a home ~ you strike me as someone who "blooms where they are planted," so try not to be so sad. Who knows what the future holds!

I hope you all have a blessed Christmas season. Wish you could be here. We'll be thinking of you!

Lisa said...

Thanks Sharon....it's nice to know that I have great friends and support..... Thanks for being a source of encouragement to me....

Lisa said...

I am so sorry to hear about the boy in your ward....what a tough thing to go thru especailly this time of year. My thoughts and prayers go out to them.....

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StacieJayne said...

Lisa, I LOVE your blog!! I miss Grammie, too!! And I didn't know about Socks! Very sad!! And hopefully ALL of you will be able to work through the pain of change!! I love you SO MUCH! You have NO IDEA... !!

Love, ME