Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ave Maria

Todd's dad happens to be in town for a convention. He came over tonight and we had dinner together at Brett's BBQ. Then we came home and Todd and his dad practiced Todd's arrangement of Chris Botti's rendition of Ave Maria. They are playing this song together at Todd's uncle's funeral on Saturday in Reno. Todd's uncle slipped and fell and hit his head coming out of the bath about a month ago. Sadly he passed away last week. It seems that I've encountered a lot of death so far this year. I feel overwhelmed again. With my to-do list, with work, and with remodeling. I haven't had hardly any time to just relax and do nothing, even though I haven't been scrapping as much. Somehow all my time is taken up every day already. I wish I had some time to just relax. Tonight, I'm just sad and tired in general. I'm listening to my new Michael W. Smith CD "A New Hallelujah", but I feel like crying.

9 comments:

  1. Great picture of father and son! I'm sure it will be a beautiful contribution.

    Wish I had some spare-time to send to you, but I have hard time to find it for myself... Guess it is the lighter evenings that make me think I have time to do so much more, but in the end there are only so many hours in one day.
    Hope you get to feel better soon!

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  2. Maybe crying is part of softening your heart and letting go to depend on God.

    Your remodel is coming along great--must seem slow to you. Can't wait for you to share the completed project.

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  3. Right there with you..I cried a lot yesterday. Way too much to do, no free time, no money for a vacation..the list could go on and on. But, God is good, all the time. And I know in my heart that He is drawing me and you closer to Him during this time...because that's what adversity is for...to draw us closer to our Heavenly Father. Praying for you...hugs.

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  4. i am sorry to hear this my thoughts are with your fam and i hope the grief passes quickly and good memories remain vivid in your minds!

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  5. This is nice picture. Father and son together. ;-) Sad under the conditions.

    Pretty soon your life will be back to your norm. Enjoy everything ;-)

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  6. I think its OK to cry. You have to trust your instincts to know what is right for you. You'll get through this time - focus on the end results of your remodel to power through the other hardships. Perhaps do some gratitude writing, but don't force yourself to scrap it if you don't want.

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  7. fantastic shot of father and son!!

    Certainly is crying ok and sometimes important to heal!! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Todd and your family!

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  8. Great picture! I am so sorry to hear of your loss. :( I hope you start to feel better soon.

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  9. Stay strong, Christine. We all feel overwhelmed from time to time. It's a reminder to simplify, but in your case I'm sure the chaos of the remodeling is a huge factor. This too shall pass.

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