2. When I came home I read some more of a book recommended by a friend who had also grown up without a fatherly presence; it is Father Loss and it focuses specifically on daughters without Dads. Now sticky notes protrude from a number of pages and I’ve only read four chapters. It’s me that’s being written about, my feelings, my coping strategies, my relational shortcomings. In some ways it’s like looking in a mirror that is a book. Blessings to you Katherine for suggesting this. I know that reading the book won’t change anything, but still…
3. Then off to NH to meet a good friend for lunch. It is always fun to get together, and we have found a great meeting place that’s mutually convenient and good! We had been there for breakfast before but this was our first time for lunch; it did not disappoint. What’s so special about my friend is that we can talk about both the joys and pains of our hearts – and in the sharing, we both end up feeling better. Thanks Judy!
4. After all the coffee I drank throughout our lunch time there was no way I could consider a nap. I took Nelly down to the mail box where we found a Mother’s Day card sent by a good friend “from Nelly” along with a picture of Nelly and I at my friend’s summer home last year. Think I will scan it and use it as my Facebook profile photo! So sweet Kathy! xoxo
5. Then Nelly and I went for a walk – and I grabbed my camera. One never knows… Down the road I got several photos of a family of two. Check out the photo page for this family (where you’ll notice someone thinks that tucking down in the grass makes for invisibility), as well as the family at the back door. While I was walking I started getting some ideas for some photo projects and I remembered how when I do walk, my creative juices flow. I’m looking forward to trying to put these ideas into action.
Good day, yes? No, a great day!!