I was riding into town Monday and thinking that I had lost everything. Then I felt love, and that made me think that Steve still loved me and I still love him and that doesn't go away. So I haven't lost everything - a lot - but not all and we will be reunited some day. And - he doesn't have to hurt anymore. I sat with him after he died, held his hand and made the phone calls that had to be done. Looking at him, he looked 10 years younger, just not in all that pain. How could I begrudge him leaving a bit early? He stayed with me a long time and we were together 48 1/2 years. I'd have kept him another 48 1/2 yrs but it wasn't in the cards.
On the plus side, I've been setting up the garden outside my camper's front door: hostas, Bill's caladiums that made it through the winter (Thanks Bill!), lilies, ferns, dwarf mondo Ngrass. Give that a few weeks and it will be gorgeous. I got my first daylily order (arrived today) from Dan Hansen at Ladybug Daylilies. Those will be planted Friday, tomorrow is jam packed: morning doing laundry, appointment with financial advisor, purchase a big bale of hay for the horses - I have 7 or 8 bales here but my tractor isn't working so I can't move one down to the pasture, feed the critters, and head back to Tallahassee to see Willie Nelson in concert! So Friday, I plant and Saturday, my great auto mechanic, AJ, is coming over to take the fuel injector pump off my tractor and take it a diesel mechanic he knows in an effort to get my Big Blue up and running. Need to move hay, repair my roads, and mow grass! Crazy on the first week of March. I'm also planning on rototilling another lane for my daylilies that are coming in the spring (Thanks Mary T and Cassie). I've got 4 hummingbird feeders up and the same for the songbirds. Surrounding myself with beauty. I think Steve would approve. Thanks for all your support my friends!