Monday, March 16, 2009

It's back to work and back to the regular stuff. My daughter also went back to work, and she is doing better. I so appreciate all the prayers. I have had such a flood of memories in the past week and a half. The memories go back to 1965. We had dances every Friday and Saturday night. They were at the National Guard Armory and the American Legion. My girlfriends and I were skinny and tan and our biggest worry was if we had enough money to go to the next dance. We'd stand next to the speakers and it's a miracle I can hear anything at all. Beatles, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones.

I dreamed I was at the American Legion dancing to "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge the other night. This last week and a half has been surreal. It has been lessons on many levels. I will always carry a part of Paul with me. Life is short. Let's make the most of it while we can.

9 comments:

Lora said...

You and your family have been in my prayers this past week. May God's peace surround you.

Maggie May said...

It is amazing how the brain deals with grief .... comes out in all sorts of ways, as you spent so much time with Paul and shared so many things. Can't just sever all that.
Thoughts and prayers with you all.

Betsy said...

What a beautiful memory! We'll keep praying for you! :)

Linda said...

{Trish} Still sending prayers. Blessings

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

I'm glad you can hold onto the good memories. Cultivate that and things will at least look better as time progresses. And like my friend Linda above said, still sending prayers. (And we are.)

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig (Gaelic for Happy St. Patrick's Day) ♥ ∞

Lavinia said...

Nana, enjoy your trips down memory lane; sometimes those journeys really sustain us. I know these are trying times for your family.....Paul has gone to be with His Lord, I hope those of you left behind will carry on bravely and cherish your sweet memories...

Technonana said...

Glad to see that you are getting back into things... Precious Memories, How they Linger!!
Still praying for you and Jolie!!

Maree said...

I LOVE that song...every time I hear it I ...gotta grab Dick and dance!

We can still be skinny and tan!!
;-)

Poetikat said...

Still holding you in my prayers, NanaTrish. I know you must have so many mixed feelings of loss and lost love and kinship and memories. God is watching out for you, of that I'm certain. Keep him close.

Kat