Sad and Happy Today - Itâ€™s Weird!
Today would be a sad day if I let it. Three years ago today, my husband’s father passed away rather suddenly (it seemed to all of us, though he’d been sicker than we knew). Now I’m going to tear up a bit in the writing of this; I’m mushy like that and though we hold fast in the belief that someday we’ll see him again, we miss him - plain and simple.
I am fortunate that I am married to a man who, like his father, is strong and true, honorable and gracious, kind and generous. The legacy of your life should be partly in who you leave behind. His father’s son. My husband.
I am fortunate.
Three years ago this week also marks the passing of my Google AdSense account into the great unknown. What a crazy messed up tear filled heart wrenching massively unbelievable experience ALL of it was.
I know. Two completely different things. Both sad, nonetheless.
Today, however - we are three years stronger. Three years better. Three years different. Three years along our own journeys in this life.
And I have chosen to make this day a HAPPY DAY.
Today I’m RE-launching OFFICIALLY my website. It’s done. Well, as done as it can be for re-launch. A website is never really done, done. Ya know?!! I’m so excited about this and all that I have to share with everyone. All the behind the scenes stuff I’ve been working on...it’s going to be AMAH-ZING.
I did it on purpose, ya know?
Planned the re-launch for today. And I played it cool over there, not mentioning all this...
G’s dad was dedicated, hard-working, stubborn, fierce, proud, and rarely wavering when he believed in something. I wanted to honor that and him today by bringing back Informed Sharing in the best way I know how. I’ve worked so hard this last month and I will continue to do so, to provide the best experience for everyone involved. Considering the relationship we (me and his dad) now have , I like to think he’s rather proud of me today.
This one’s for you, Mr. Robinov. I miss you, I love you. Someday I’ll see you again. Oh, and say Hi to my Dad for me. I know you guys talk up there. I’ve been getting those messages, too.
See? I told you. Sad and Happy. Weird. But right. Happy 08.08 Everyone. Let’s DO this!
This probably is not the best time to bring up that I have a warped sense of religion. Organized religion, to be clear. I do, however, believe there is a place where I’ll get to meet up again with those who have gone before me. I will probably delve deeper with you about it all at some point along the way; for now, just know that my thinking (what I believe) is mine alone and I live with it, happily and with true intentions!
Here’s one for you, LoudMan - my last entry for your contest, I think ;) Good luck to everyone :) What a great thing you did for all of us, Don :)
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Scorpie wrote on August 8, 2014, 8:29 AM
Now that I'm gettin on in years I've lost so many people I could fill a page with names. Each one leaves a mark on me like an outdoor statue. Not only family and friends but customers from the last 35 years. I try to take a part of each person and combine it with myself as to remember them and improve myself. I can find no joy in passing, I'm just too damned selfish.1
LoudMan wrote on August 8, 2014, 10:41 AM
My dad and I have had some of the best talks since he left. Thanks for this submission to the contest.1
Feisty56 wrote on August 8, 2014, 2:32 PM
What a wonderful way to commemorate a sad occasion. I wish you the best of success in all you do.1
BarbRad wrote on August 8, 2014, 2:47 PM
Congratulations on the relaunching of your website. That's quite an achievement and tribute to your father-in-law. I'll be over to have a look as soon as possible.1
SandraLynn wrote on August 8, 2014, 2:47 PM
How we deal - exactly :) Thank you, Abby! And thanks, too - I'm so excited for so many here to be a part of it there ;)
SandraLynn wrote on August 8, 2014, 2:49 PM
This is good to do, Scorpie :) Their legacy - within you, making you better for having known them. Best they can do and you can do for you!1
SandraLynn wrote on August 8, 2014, 2:50 PM
I know what you mean. It's the voice though, for me. I wish I could hear his voice again. My mind is a little hazy (been 18 years my dad's been gone) on that. But talkin' hasn't ever been an issue ;)1
SandraLynn wrote on August 8, 2014, 2:52 PM
Thanks, Barb :) And thanks for peeping, too. You should get a nice email this evening (subbed). Might you tell me how that goes? ;)1
He was a man who inspired the want to be better :)
AliCanary wrote on August 8, 2014, 3:18 PM
I think you have done well to decide to be happy. We really do get out of life what we put into it.1
AthenaGoodlight wrote on August 8, 2014, 9:59 PM
Life is like a roller coaster ride; so is online business. I wish you all the best on your new blog. :)1
vserrao1 wrote on August 9, 2014, 6:39 PM
I wish you luck with your website. I know your husband is happy for you.1