My house is slowly regaining a sense of normalcy. The kitchen is almost finished; there are light fixtures to be hung and cabinet hardware to be installed. Not too bad I think. The painters have been here since Monday sanding and filling in nail holes and of course painting. It looks so nice, it’s hard to capture the color in a picture. By the time I get home from work it’s later in the day and the light isn’t that good. This week while I’m off will be a great time for updated pictures.
Tommy is even talking about starting to empty the POD of our furniture and other belongings this weekend. I’m excited for that. There are cd’s that I can’t find for the life of me that have to be in that POD. I miss eating at my dining room table. It’s funny what you miss when your house is turned upside down. Yesterday Alyssa said she missed cooking eggs on the stove.
Today one of my dear friends from church is bringing us dinner. I couldn’t say no when she offered, I know what it feels like to want to do something for someone. I really love my church family they’ve been so thoughtful in praying for us during this time of mourning my dad. One of my friends, Sherrie actually had my father’s picture placed on a sterling silver heart. I almost fell over when I opened the package. I adore that gift. I’m still receiving sympathy cards. I’m touched by the number of people who have been thinking about my family.
As for grieving my Dad, that is still in full force and why shouldn’t it be he’s only been gone a matter of weeks. It just hurts that he’s gone. I can’t think of any other way to describe how I feel. Today has been difficult probably because I’m not working. Going back to work has been a Godsend for me. When I first went back on Monday everyone was so, so nice and thoughtful offering their condolences, shaking my hand or offering a hug. I was really touched by their sincerity. People I only interact with once a day knew about my Dad and said how sorry they were.
So I’m off this coming week for mid winter break. It’ll be Samantha and I for most of the week with Lelly in the Netherlands with the foreign exchange program. Hopefully I’ll be able to get the house back together and that will be a nice “normal” to have.