Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Well, I'm back.  November was a very trying month for my family, but it also shown me what an amazing family I have...

My husband's step-father passed away on November 27th.  He was an older gentleman and lived a full life. His death has been very hard on my mother-in-law and the entire family.  It has helped show me the strength of my family and that the glue that keeps us together is very strong.  It's also shown me that there are some very judgmental and shallow people in this world only concerned with appearances and what's in their and other people's wallets.  The whole situation was very disheartening. It saddened me that, in this day and time, there are people who won't take to time to learn who a person is, but insist on sticking to their preconceived, inaccurate notions. Everyone should have been drawing strength from each other, not drawing a line.  At the same time though, I was so incredibly proud on my family for rising above it all and taking the high road. They have shown great grace and class in a time of grief and proven to me that it doesn't matter what the shallow minded people think. For that, I am very proud to call them my family. 

And that is all I'm going to say about that.  

However, I will admit that sometimes we forget our manners.....

That's Number One Son showing everyone what he was eating for Thanksgiving several years ago. That woman in the background, peeking around the corning and shaking her finger at someone...that's me....I guess I'm trying to make sure they learn something...what, I don't know. The one with the cheesy grin is Number Two Son. Just a little something to lighten the mood.

I would again like to thank everyone for their kind words, emails and friendship.  I can't tell you how much that means.  It definitely helped me keep my head high this past month and as a friend said, "the holidays can only be better."


  1. It's been said that you learn the true manner of people when they are put in tough circumstances. When my Dad passed away the funeral director told us we were one of the nicest families to work with and he told us about some of the family rows in his office, even coming to blows. Then Dad's attorney also told us the same thing. Sounds like your family weathered the storm standing tall. Hugs to you.. Teresa

  2. I found that funerals/deaths bring out the best and worst in people.

    Take care of yourself.