Another week in the life of..

It has been a week of mixed emotions.

Sunday dawned bright and sunny and as it was Mothers’ Day I was awakened by a visit from my son. A great start to a good day.

On Monday I wrote about a new life, the death of one friend and another friend who was spending time in the local hospice.

Wednesday was another mixed day. My grandson’s graduation and my friend’s Memorial service. A new life beginning and another one ending.


It’s at such times that I stop and think about all that is good in my life (I hope you do too). How lucky am I to have these four fine, upstanding young men whom I am pleased to call my Grandsons. And how lucky that I have a supportive son and daughter, and daughter-in-law.

Wendy’s life is now over, Drew’s new life is just beginning and I will continue to choose how I will spend the rest of my life – filled with gratitude, adventures, and love.

   Drew Graduation
My grandsons are all so tall – I look like a midget beside Drew.

And of course, no post would be complete without Mary Oliver

“Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?” 













12 responses to “Another week in the life of..

  1. 💗nice post….beginnings and endings….


  2. Congratulations to your good-looking grandson.


  3. How similar our paths have led Judith. My friend Joan died a week ago…just after my youngest grandgirl graduated from college. Joan was so very special to me as we shared experiences and laughed at passing life problems.


    • Yes, so often over the years, you and I have laughed at the things we have each done and commented how so many times we have been going along the same path. I am sorry – when a friend dies their loss is felt, but you have all your memories of Joan as I have of Wendy.


  4. Gratitude, adventures and love – what more could you want? Congratulations to your young man!


  5. That was a lovely and sad post, Judith. The “Yin”and “Yang” of Chinese philosophy is exactly what you just experienced. The joy and the heartache. The balance of life…


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