one step at a time

27 Mar

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 7.16.09 AMI will ask you to excuse my absence, however I will not apologize for it. The last month of my life has been a whirlwind, and unfortunately not the good kind. After getting over some challenging health and financial struggles in late February, March brought me the devastating death of my Grandfather. Life has a funny way of humbling you… it is never fair, but for the most part, it tries to be good. I always say that in the darkest times you find light, and what I mean by that is when something bad does happen, you can also see all of the good that remains untouched. I have such an amazing family, a loving fiancé and some of the kindest friends… it is through their love that I always find the strength to carry on. Yesterday the universe sent me timely advice with some beautiful little spring flowers poking out of the dead-brush in the front garden, reminding me that everything is cyclical and from death springs life.

6 Responses to “one step at a time”

  1. Katy Gilmore 27/03/2014 at 08:02 #

    Jessica, I am so sorry you have lost your beloved grandfather, and I hope the spring can bring you solace. Katy

  2. Cat Among the Pigeons 28/03/2014 at 07:00 #

    Felt a bit wrong liking this post; but what I meant was thank you for sharing. I am sorry to hear of your troubles and death of a loved one; life can be hard, but hard times remind us of the good people and things around us, as you say. And as the above comment, I hope Spring brings happiness and solace to you and your family.

  3. b wanhill 30/03/2014 at 09:31 #

    You are in my thoughts, Jessica. Hope you are taking good care.

  4. Carney Oudendag 14/04/2014 at 09:41 #

    Dear Jessica… my condolences on the loss of your Grandfather. There are these “rites of passage” that we go through as we age. This is one of them. Not easy and you can never really be ready. Having gone through grieving periods in my life, a good and respected friend of mine advised me that I would adjust to a “new normal” without certain loved ones in my world. I hope you have lots of great memories of your Grandfather. I wish you strength.


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