Thursday, May 19, 2016

A Headstone....and miscellaneous

The headstone for Les' grave was finally installed last week.  When Cindy from the funeral home called to tell me, I was so excited.  After I hung up the phone, I started crying.  Not sure why it was so emotional for me, but it was!  That evening I went out to see it, and I cried again.  Maybe because it is so FINAL - it's all written in granite.  Les picked out the shape of the headstone (just like his parents') - the kids and I added the scenery. It turned out great.

My cousin's husband died a couple weeks ago.  His name was Dennis and he had been sick for several years.  We met up a couple of times at the UW when Les and Dennis were both there, and those two hit it off -  I think they bonded through their illnesses!  We visited my cousins a couple of years ago down on the Columbia River, where they live.  After that visit, Dennis would text Les almost every day.  He was a huge encouragement to Les.   I drove down for the weekend for the funeral.   It was a great trip - I got to see lots of cousins and my Aunt Rose, whom I don't get to see very often.  We did have lots of fun, also!
May, 2014 - Jody, Dennis and Les
Our dads are brothers

Mother's Day was a good day.  I am blessed to have my children and grandchildren close to me.  I am also thankful for my mom!  Her and dad were out of town that weekend.

 We have had a beautiful, warm spring and it is so good for my soul!  I've had more energy lately and I'm so thankful.  I've got a couple of trips coming up soon - it's good for my head to know that I have plans to look forward to.   It was recently our wedding anniversary (woulda been 34 years!!), and that hit me harder than I thought it would.  I just never know........... There are still times when I miss Les so much - I just think, "Now where is Les????" I do have many days where I say, "It's been a good day"  and I am so grateful for that!