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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

First, I want to thank everyone for their sweet and heartfelt comments about the death of my beautiful daughter, Katy

Right after I wrote that post my only brother died unexpectedly

Needless to say, it has been a challenging time.

Although I usually would respond to each of your comments I hope that you understand I wasn't up to it. 

I have spent a lot of time living in the moment these past few months. 

A couple of weeks before Katy passed she told me I needed to take better care of myself because my family has a history of longevity and that I would probably live at least another 20 years.

Twenty years may not seem that long, but I realize that 20 years was half Katy's life. 

Katy did a lot of living in those years and took advantage of each precious moment. 

She gave me so many gifts, not the least of which was the gift of choosing me as her mother, and I hope that I have learned from that gift. 

When I find myself feeling stressed or annoyed I stop and center myself in the moment.

I also am learning to enjoy the little moments more.

I have spent a lot of time thinking about my past, current, and future life. 

What I realize is that although I would love to stop working it is not an option for me. However, I know that I am not going to stress out about it like I have in the past. 

I haven't exactly figured out how it will look for me, but I will figure it out as I go along and I will strive to enjoy each precious moment.

On a side note one of the things I have been doing is jigsaw puzzles. They help me to focus on the moment.

Cary and family gave me a wonderful birthday and one of my gifts was this great puzzle board.

puzzle board 1000 piece


I love that it has four sorting drawers, a foldable leg so that it can be tilted as an easel, and a heavy cover to keep the pieces in place if it needs to be moved.

It's great for my small space because when I tilt it I can reach the whole puzzle without having to move around the table. 

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you enjoy your precious moments.

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  1. So beautiful Laura. Love all your pictures with you and Katy. I am sure each one is attached to wonderful memories. Grief is so different for so many. I am glad you are trying to navigate through yours. I cannot even imagine losing one of my daughters so my heart breaks that you have had to endure this loss. I am so happy you are thinking of Katy's words to you to really take care of yourself and live as many beautiful days as you can. I am glad to see you felt up to posting. Prayers continue for you to have strength to get through this kind of loss and to find peace when you can each day. Love and Hugs Kris

  2. Laura, I'm so sorry, I've been thinking about you and was happy to see your post today, but reading about your brother is heartbreaking. I can't even imagine the grief you must be finding yourself wading through. My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend. Big hugs. xxoo

  3. Dear Laura, I have thought about you so often over these past weeks, and I'm so very sorry to now hear of the loss of your brother. Wishing you strength through this difficult time, and I'm heartened to hear that you are able to find some peace by enjoying life's precious moments. May the cherished memories of Katy and your brother help you through this difficult time.

  4. You've been in my thoughts and prayers too. I'm glad you gave us an update and shared more photos. Take care of yourself my friend. I'm so sorry you've been through so much. Hugs, Diane

  5. Dear Laura, I have not been to blogger for ages. Today I just wanted to be here. I am so very sorry to read this. I can offer my prayers and condolences, and long-distance Hugs.


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