Yesterday was Bennett’s 2nd birthday; we drove to Tyler Friday night after I closed the shop for his birthday party Saturday morning. Bennett has a new best friend, Mickey and Minnie Mouse. He had a swimming pool party and had a great little party.
Guess what I did on the way to Tyler? Binding! I prepped my Red Crinoline, Star of the West quilt. It is a big quilt and I got it finished, we had to stop and get batteries for my Beam n’ Read and then I got it totally finished once we got to the hotel. Quilted by Cindy Gravely.
I also got Sweet Tea by Shopgirl prepped and my Primitive Gatherings, Full Time, Part Time prepped. I got Sweet Tea done on the way home. Wahoo! Quilted by Jan DeAlmeida.
Once we got home, I started on Full Time, Part Time and got it finished today. Quilted by Cindy Gravely. Now I think I have worn a hole in my finger!
I’ve been dreading today for a while, I was really hoping to burry my head and ignore it, but that didn’t happen. We made a plan to go buy flowers and David drove me to the cemetery. As I was getting into the car, I saw a feather on the ground and knew that somehow Dad was with me. I started crying as we drove off.
We got to the cemetery and it was beautiful, I do love that place – it seems like they have hallowed grounds.
I think it’s ironic how going through the death of a parent really changes ones perspective. I loved him and miss him so much. We didn’t always get along and I wanted him to be a sweet, walking soft, quiet man, but he was not one to be quiet. In fact, he got rather upset with us when we told him to “shhh” or to be quiet. He didn’t walk softly either. He did do so many other things, like love us unconditionally, totally devoted to his family, faithful to my mother for 60 years, loved and contributed to his community, loved his country and his church, God! I guess God knew that I needed a stern father that would make walk the line. I remember when I was younger and more defiant. He told me “I should tell you just the opposite of what I want you to do, then you would do what I want you to.” I remember thinking that just might have worked. Ha! I do believe he had my number and he could still push my buttons until the end. He was a great man and father! I would have rather taken him to Monument Inn than visiting the monument inn that we visited today!
We decided to go to Pappa’s for an early lunch. David and I split a Greek salad and a halibut dish and key lime pie for dessert! It was wonderful!
We drove to LaPorte to do a few odd jobs that needed to done, we loaded up and took off. One of the things we did today was to add a clothesline in the shop.
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,