Saturday, November 7, 2015

Another Fall


Yesterday marked 10 1/2 years since Todd went home to heaven on May 6, 2005.  It was a Friday, and yesterday was a Friday as well.  The next time a Friday is dated for a "6th" will be next May.  Todd loved the fall season.  Every fall memories fill my heart and thoughts with Todd spending hours outside raking leaves (and jumping in them with the kids), taking rides to see the beautiful scenery, decorating outside with pumpkins, hay bales, and corn stalks, and preparing the vans and the house for the winter months.  It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since those times. 

With the recent losses of friends and family members, this fall seems more difficult than previous ones.  Even the children do not seem as excited with the approaching holidays as they have been in the past.  Watching them hurt is tough.  But I was reminded tonight from a fellow blogger that being thankful, especially during the difficult days, places an invisible balm on your heart.  It's true.  I am so thankful for all those great memories.  I am so thankful for a husband and a daddy who loved us and loved God.  God is good.  Thank you, God, for Todd.

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