Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Ray. Today he would have been 43. I was looking forward to many more birthdays and holidays with him and my girls. Sometimes I just want to pick up the phone and tell him about my day or the latest gossip I heard. I have to remind myself sometimes he's really gone. Seems so unfair he was so young. I know I seem to be dwelling on Ray a lot. This time of year was so special to us and I miss him being excited with me and shopping with me. Ray was great at surprising me with gifts. Every year he tried to give me a nice piece of jewelry or some little trinket with our names on it. I loved the jewelry don't get me wrong but those little gifts mean just as much to me. it's funny what we find special. I have a basket with littlet hings in it I saved over the years. Old movie stubs little notes saying Ray loves Donna. These little things mean more to me now than they ever did. I am thankful for all those little pieces of memories I kept. Just wondering have you kept little things like this? I guess I am very sentimental because I did the same thing with my girls. I made Jessica a scrapbook with things from her school days. I had kept little things from every year. Now I have to finish Eleni's book. I hope one day they will be like me and  keep those little things since they both swear they will not follow in my country decor foot steps.

I have been reading a few new blogs lately since some of the blogs I loved to follow quit blogging. I have even added a few new followers. I just hope I don't bore you too much. It's kind of funny I met a lot of the bloggers from the Country Sampler forum, then I followed their blogs, and now I follow many of them on Face Book. Time just keeps moving even when you wish it would slow down some.

Just curious has anyone started decorating for Christmas?

Donna

9 comments:

Carmen C. said...

I have lots of mementos but most are from my son, early drawings, letters to santa and such:) I know it had to be a hard day for you (((HUGS))) It is sad when blogs we love to follow are no more, but there always seem to be new ones to take their place:)

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

I am very sentimental like you, Donna! My main tree is full of all of lots of sentimental things the kids have made!

It is sad to me when I think about some blogs I used to visit. I feel like my blogging friends are true friends and I think about them at different times.

I wish I could give you a big hug right now. I know this was a rough day. You and Ray had such a special relationship!

And you know I decorate early! My main tree is up and all my rubbermaid boxes are on my sunporch and I will be putting everything else up over the new few days! What about you!

Hugs and Blessings,
Tammy

Farm Field Primitives said...

Hugs to you all. Know that Ray is celebrating with Jesus today and you will someday celebrate again right along with him. I have put my decorations outside. It was 67 degrees earlier in the week. No better time than that!! Take care.
Melissa

Rachel said...

I was just thinking about you tonight~I know today is harder than all the rest wish I could give you a hug & tell you it'll all be ok. It sounds like Ray was an amazing man.
I'm a big sap & like to keep things too ~ I need to make an album of mine, right now they are all in a box. Hope tomorrow is better for you. Take care.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I am very sentimental, like you! I know Friday must have been a hard day for you and I'm sorry! I haven't started decorating for Christmas yet. I'm still preparing for Thanksgiving! I'm friends with a few people on Facebook also that I've met through blogging. Love it! I hope you had a nice weekend.

Uptown Antiques said...

Donna, this is my first time reading your blog, but your words really touched me. A dear friend of mine just lost her husband this week and I can't quite wrap my mind around what she's going through.

I'm glad you have some wonderful keepsakes of your time together!

ohiofarmgirl said...

I do understand your feelings of loneliness. I was so close to my Mother and she has been gone for 4 months and I feel so invisible. I am suppose to be normal but my heart is so broken. I know losing a mate is different but grief is grief and i feel your pain. My God comfort you! Dianntha

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

I kept alot of my kids things from school and I saved certain things from my hubby over the years too. This time of year I think will always be a bittersweet time missing our loved ones. I haven't blogged alot because I don't feel I have much to share. Take care.:0)

Vee said...

I always think of my children's dad when his birthday comes around. He left us much too soon in his 41st year. We had been divorced for a year when he died, which felt as if he had died twice for me. It was a rough go for many years. Looking back now, I realize that I didn't deal well with grief. Who does? I'd like to encourage you that as you keep on keeping on, things will get better. I'm so glad that you are a woman of faith because that will make all the difference.

Thank you for becoming a follower. I'm going to follow you, too!