skywatch friday

I wandered over to the fishing pond across the street to take a few pictures and two swans were conveniently floating around enjoying the bright sunny day. It’s finally starting to feel like spring around here. I must admit to feeling a little blue today however, it was a year ago this week that we lost our first granddaughter at only five months gestation. Last spring was tough with my mom being so ill and then the baby’s death. Thinking about those days and weeks reminds me that I have so much to be grateful for; that Meagan is pregnant again and doing well, that my mother is no longer suffering and my dad is adjusting as well as can be expected to living alone.

I suppose what they say is true, time heals all wounds. Or perhaps it just puts some much needed space between you and the pain. And in that space, if you are lucky, you may find a little peace. Near the end of one of my books I write …when the earthly lives of my daddy and brother had safely made that transformation from flesh and blood to mist and memory, when the grief had finally settled itself comfortably into the undercurrent of my days and nights, my voice came back to me. I wrote that not long after losing my beloved father-in-law Hank, and I was remembering that shift, that soft gray place where grief slips quietly into the background and we begin again. That is the joy and wonder of spring too, and it is here at long last.

24 thoughts on “skywatch friday

  1. Love the Skywatch picture but ADORE the Easter picture at the back of the station wagon! Hope to run in to you again on the Skywatch trail!!!

  2. Lilli, it’s true, there is a gray place between grief and beginning again. I am so happy that Meagan is doing well. She looks great in all the pics and it will be so exciting when the baby is born!

    BTW…I would love to have a little pond like that across from me. We have green right now but come summer it will be all brown. We have very hot summers here but I guess we’re lucky because our winters are so mild.

  3. Not to be sappy, but the swans could have shown up for you in your blue moment to let you know the baby and your dad are okay 😉
    This is a beautiful shot, full of the promise of spring and new life.

  4. Great photo. Thought provoking post. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I’m certainly glad I discovered yours.

  5. So sorry for all the pain… time will continue to work on all those wounds. Prayers for a blessed pregnancy for your daughter this time. I can’t imagine that kind of loss.

    Beautiful photograph of serenity you have posted.

  6. I know what it is like to have an anniversary reaction, and I am sorry for your losses. I lost my 18-year-old grandson from a tragic accident. It was not in spring but at the very end of summer almost six years ago. I can even laugh now when I remember the funny things he used to do.

  7. Hey there,

    I like your sky watch shot and I adore your words here: “soft gray place where grief slips quietly into the background and we begin again.”
    What lovely and deep thoughts. Thank you for sharing and thanks for visiting my site. : )

  8. Beautiful pond and swans! It is true that time helps ease the pain. I’ve been having a blue week myself, hoping next week is better for both of us!

  9. One often calms one’s grief by recounting it, as
    time heals but doesn’t forget . Life can seem so unfair at times. Lovely site.

  10. Its funny you wrote that blog this week. Just in the last few days I feel better too, like maybe I can do this. 🙂

  11. We are all but on a progressive path home, those who have gone before us have arrived, we do not sorrow for then, but for our loss of them. Yhey often are still with us, it ia we who are blind to their presence.

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