The Vintage Soul is a Very Gentle Soul

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

reflecting...


Much time is being spent these days ..  in reflection and gratitude.  With each passing day I am more aware of the Gift of Gratefulness.

I am continuously reminded of the blessings in my life, all those beautiful things I don’t ever deserve.
It’s quite easy to get caught up in what I don’t have. Things both missing and taken. But I don’t have to look far before I’m humbled again by these precious gifts.
Life continues in the pain as i navigate my way through this process of grieving.  Constantly reminding myself of Life's blessings ..  not to minimize the loss(es) ..  but to put into perspective everything I've been given.




Monday, May 27, 2013

(re) finding my 'voice'



           (thrift-shop find ..  25 cents) !

Monday, May 20, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Embracing the Pain



 (Finally) learning to be still with the pain.  
Grateful for the gifts it has brought.  
Appreciating.  
Accepting.
Trusting.  
Letting it move through ..   so that it might move on.













Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

quietly...


               ... re~opening the door to my blog



quietly moving on

moving forward 

in faith
in hope
in prayer


oh, Vintage Sweetness ..  how you have sustained me.



hoping you'll re~join me
on this portion
of my 
Sweet Sage journey.....


solo.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cherished Memories



Me ... 17
 He ... 18 

Pictures we took of each other
now sit on my dresser.

So missing his sweet smile.......



Monday, April 30, 2012

Seven Weeks

Just 7 weeks  ..  from diagnosis till death.

Not nearly enough time for 'good-bye'.

A most hard-fought battle, his bravery unmatched ...
  it was, sadly, a battle not to be won.

       ~

And now 7 months have passed since My Love has gone.

My world still spinning, my heart far far far-removed from this blog  ...   I have finally sensed an ever-so-small measure of strength to sign-on, if only momentarily  ...   if only to write the unspeakable.   The unthinkable.   The unbearable. 

If only to let you know I am here.  

If only to ask for strength. 

Thoughts of healing.   Thoughts of strength.

I must gather my strength.

To carry on.   On into my unknown.  

Solo.


In Memory of Mark
8.6.57  ~  9.30.11

I Miss You So


Monday, September 19, 2011

Stepping Away...




An absentee blogger for quite some time now  ..

but i dislike loose ends.


So it is with a very heavy heart that I find it necessary to formally
step away.



I'll be taking an indefinite break from this beautiful land of blogs.






Life has suddenly and undeniably shifted my focus.

My full and undivided focus.

Very serious and far more important matters are calling ...

... matters of the heart

of home  ...

and, primarily, matters concerning my dear husband, Mark.




The one~and~only forever love of my life has fallen ill.

Very, very ill.

Suddenly.   Seriously.



Heart~breakingly.




There is a part of  "in sickness and in health"

that one simply cannot plan for ..

 or prepare for ..

or comprehend.



It is purely in God's strength

that we must

~ each ~

 endure

to the end.








I do sincerely hope to return here one day.

I just cannot know.




Yet what I can know ..

is that

nothing

in my world

will ever

be the same

again.








Please ...   tell the ones that you Love
that
you Love them.


For me.






Thank You for the sweet memories.





My Heartfelt Best ~

Sweet  Sage 



Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Afton ...



our newest cottage stray.

isn't she beautiful?



right at 'home'..

in her sweet (stray) chair



perfect  purr-fect pair.



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sweet Spring .. what will you bring?!!!








let the pinks begin ..  !