Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Today / Tomorrow

My feelings today are running a bit low!   I suppose it's just one of those kind of days.   I've been missing my dad terribly.  He passed away on Jan 23rd of this year and there are days when I miss him so much.   

Time passes so quickly, but it seems like just yesterday.

Life does pass on and we ALL  have different ways of dealing with our grief.  Mine is just so deep and it takes me a while......a while?  Who am I kidding....I still miss talking to my mom every morning,  and she has been gone for 11 years now.     My immediate family is so very close, but even they don't realize how much my heart hurts.  Losing someone that you love so very much is so very difficult! 

I know I'm not alone here.   We all have lost loved ones and this is not an easy thing for any of us. 

What do I do when I'm feeling low?   I cook and cook!

This afternoon, I have cooked a huge pot of homemade vegetable beef soup......A big tray of BBQ sausage.....a Fresh strawberry pie....and the crust is already waiting for me to make a coconut pie!

I wouldn't want to mislead anyone.   My strawberry pie is in the refrigerator right now.   The pie in my header pic is a borrowed photo......However, mine looks just as good.    LOL

I have baked beans in the oven and I'll finish off with a pot of creamed potatoes and a pan of cornbread. 

This helps my feelings.....but it really is not good for my aching legs.   Does anyone out there suffer with varicose veins OR Restless Leg Syndrome??   I have both!!  Argh!!

In about a month, I am having a procedure done on my right leg to help with the veins.  I've had it done before and it helped for many years.   Time to do it again.   As for as the RLS....this is so puzzling.  I will go for months and months at a time with no sign or agitation with this issue, and then all of a sudden it flairs up.  It's been bothering me for about a month now.  

As a matter of fact, I'm sitting here right now with my legs propped I write this post.   

I'm pretty sure that my Sugar and caffeine are two things I need to CUT COMPLETELY OUT OF MY DIET.

I always say tomorrow.....but I guess I really need to get down to business and stop this horrible things from entering my body.

Although, this is not my best of days....I am still so very thankful for all of my Blessings....Tomorrow is a brand new day!

I even posted this on my FB page one day this week.....

I'm so happy that I came across this cute picture.  Truth is written and drawn all over this little picture.  

I guess it's time to finish that coconut pie...



Terra Hangen said...

It is so sad to lose your dad, and sorrow can last a long time, for sure. My husband of 45 years died late year and so I know about sorrow, just as you do. You are in a cooking extravaganza, girl, and it all sounds good.

Ginny Hartzler said...

How wonderful that in your grief, others benefit with delicious goodness. Horrors, I cannot imagine giving up coffee or sugar. My mom died ten years ago, and whenever I think of her for awhile, my stomach balls up and hurts! I have neuropathy and lymphodema in my legs, so we are a pair!! When I am down, I clean out drawers and cabinets.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Losing a loved one is hard.There is nothing easy about it.Just give yourself time to grieve, time to cry when you need that and freedom to laugh when you feel like it.Hugs to you my friend.

Betsy Adams said...

I think we all understand grief --since it effects us in so many ways. My Dad died in 1969 and I still miss him so much. I was his little girl... Mom died in 1991 ---and I still talk about her and feel her around so much of the time...

When I am down, I get outside and work in the garden.. OR I take a walk... Just sitting outside always makes me feel better also.

I don't have RLS --but I have neuropathy problems in my feet... I am always reading stuff online to help especially with sleeping... Have you tried wearing compression socks (tight fitting hose/socks? IF you like doing research, there are MANY online sites about RLS... Just google it... You can get lots of ideas --some good--some bad.


Pam said...

Great photo of you with your dad! I'm sure you have many good memories of him. Love all cooking you're doing, sounds delicious!

Barb said...

Hi Shug~

I'm so sorry...grief can be that lingering shadow in our lives that likes to follow us around for a very long time. You are in my thoughts and prayers sweet friend. I love the photo of you and your dad, you can tell he is a special man. I know that you hold all the wonderful memories of him very close to your heart. It took me years to get over the pain of my fathers death, I still miss him so much that it hurts my heart to think of him, and he has been gone over 30 years. But, I treasure the time that we had him, and, we will see each other again.

Strawberry pie!!! Oh, I wish I would have been at your house!!

Keep your chin up, you are an amazing woman!!

Gentle Hugs,

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