Finished another project! Yeah! . . . Wahoo! Been hard to get things done around here. Well, it's always been hard to get things done. Being a mom will do that to ya. Some days I just barely make it through the day. The main focus everyday is feeding my kids, cleaning my kids, cleaning up after my kids (9 month old and a 2yr old) Sometimes I get to eat and sleep, and even rarer, work on a house/art project. It has been worse though, lately, because I have suffered a huge personal loss recently. . . the passing of a close family member, my Dad.
Life is never the same when you lose someone you love. The emptiness his leaving left in my life will always be a heavy burden. Having to say good-bye when you just are not ready to is one of the worst things ever. Sort of get thrown off track and find it hard to go on without them.
The thing I hate the most about life is you don't know when it will be the last time you do something. Who would have known that was our last Christmas together, our last time watching a movie together, the last time he would come to my house.
I had a little time one early morning when my kids were being good so I reupholstered this ottoman thinking my dad would see it when he got better. We were all so hopeful and prayerful during his sudden illness. But my Dad will never visit my earthly home again. I look forward to the day when I can visit him in his heavenly mansion and he can visit mine. We will sit and talk and laugh again together.
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. - John14:2 King James Bible
Here are some pictures of my wonderful Dad.