"Today is the day". I have said this over and over. Today is the day, I get organized, laundry will get caught up, the house will be clean, I'll play with Ally, I'll work on this and that, etc. I am a stickler when it comes to thank-yous. It is very important for me to send thank-yous and I am so behind that instead of writing one, I move on. Those thank-yous are in the back of my mind, and I am thinking of ones I needed to write months ago. When I mention thank-yous, most tell me, "no problem, no need". But that isn't like me. In my heart those thank-yous remain and I remember.
I am behind, I recently forgot to send a birthday card to one of my very best friends. This wasn't the first. What was I thinking? It's simple little things and I feel rotten. There are no excuses. "So today is the day", I replay in my head. But the hours disappear. There is a lost library book, forgotten birthday cards, a house of clutter, a book I need to read, etc. This is NOT me.
I dreamed of an empty house last night, it was not our house, but it was so comforting. Thinking about it makes me sad that an empty house brought comfort. I guess it is a sign I need to spring clean some more. I was told grief is to blame for all this mix-up, messed up, inability to prioritize, etc, etc.. Grief is not brief; it resides forever inside. Fear, anxiety, emptiness, guilt, sadness, anger, loneliness, confusion, pain, despair, are friends of grief that attack without warning. I just wanted to share grief with you. Grief brings all sorts of experiences and the clutter to the table. It can't be swept away or thrown away. I am not trying to get rid of grief, our family carries it with us. And we are not alone.
Thank you for listening, it helps to share, to write, to know we are not alone. There are days we carry on and grief keeps its distance, that's when guilt knocks on our door. But we open the door.
Many Links of Mason
- Mason's Legacy Continues December 2011
- Make a Difference for Mason-facebook
- Lights, Stripes, and SNOW-facebook
- Heartland Lions Eye Bank Article
- Brookridge BBQ video-facebook (2010)
- Magic of Christmas-Youtube
- 2010 Summer Memories-Youtube
- Channel 9 News Valentines for Mason
- Channel 41 Valentines for Mason
- Fox 4 News Keeping Mason's Memory Alive
- Dynamite Video - Youtube