Friday, August 21, 2009

Rainbow Remembrance

I think this rainbow into the bean field from yesterday evening was a gift to help ease me through today. It was a year ago that Smitty died.

I find myself doing so much reflecting and remembering.....but it's good. I don't think so much of the last horrid, yucky month, but more of the good times. Sort of like the symbolic rainbow after the storm.
Smitty's energy and spirit is very strong and surrounds the kids and me every day (although they may not accept it). I didn't really understand before when the churchy folks would say things like "his spirit lives on", but I get it now. In fact, he has made his presence known to me by doing things like turning on and off the tv and electric fireplace. Not a bit spooky, but sort of amusing and comforting. He was always in control of the remotes ☺
The only times now that I have my heart hiccups is when I think of the kids and grandgirls missing him. That usually brings the tears on.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and the family on this day! The rainbow is beautiful. :) Thanks for sharing the joy of your family with me.

Brandiss

critter lover said...

Oh Maple, what a lovely picture you captured and what a soothing symbol the rainbow is! Thinking of you even more so today...glad you and Terre are out and about in each other's company! Also glad to hear the "heart hiccups" are manageable.

Beth

Jody said...

I believe when my DH passes away that he will still control the remote too!

Jude said...

Hugs and hugs and hugs, Maple!

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Smith,
Thanks for sharing the beautiful photo and thoughts. I have thought of you many times today.

bj

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Jane said...

What a beautiful sign from your husband!
Thanks for your comment on my blog (about the phat fiber box). I'm a recently retired teacher too, and have always dreamed of have some alpacas and spinning their wool.

Jane said...

Oh - and I forgot - I got a sample of your yarn in my phat fiber box - it's soft and wonderful and I love the colors!

Marianne said...

What a lovely post.....

woolies said...

There is nothing like a rainbow. I wonder if Smitty sent it to you?

Warmest hugs to you --

Zu said...

What a beautiful rainbow! It must have been just for you. :-)

Mare said...

Dear Maple, I send love and hugs your way. That rainbow is beautiful!

Vtknitboy said...

that was sweet! i'm grateful i've gotten to know u over the last year, and read about ur journey and memories! xoxo chris

Michele / akkasha said...

It is so hard when you lose someone you love. I am glad you are able to recall of the good times you had together. He sounded like an amazing man and wonderful spirit.

Marie said...

I just love your positive outlook on life. What a wonderful way to preserve his memory.
Thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Hi - I discovered you via your etsy store. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes and wanted to send you a virtual hug.

What a beautiful tribute to your beloved.

Lorrian in California

--Karen H said...

Hugs, Maple. I do believe Smitty does live on. My mom occasionally feels my dad's presence even after all these years. It's a comfort to her.

Map