Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A new chapter..

Today I feel as if and old and I mean really old chapter in my life is finally closed. I took my first step into my fathers house since his death, almost 2 years ago. It has been a long and unnecessary legal battle, that at this point I don't even care to think about. I just know in my heart that its over, and I did my best to do as my father wished. I actually smiled as I pulled into my driveway tonight and was glad to be home and I felt at peace. So after Christmas I will help my sister move into the home built by my Grandparents and handed down by my father to her, and I hope that each night as she pulls into the driveway she smiles and is happy to be home................


BTExpress said...

Wow, it's been so long. Thanks for stopping by. It was nice hearing from you. :-)

I read back a few posts to catch up a little. It's been tough for you and I'm sorry. My condolences.

I remember going to my parents house right after my dad died. They lived in FLA, so I never got there much. Like your dad, my dad was always working on something.
I told my step mom I would get the yard back in shape, so went into the garage to check out what my dad had in there for me to use.

It was weird looking at things which obviously were exactly where he'd left them. Much like what you experienced. Right next to his work bench was a radio. I turned it on and the song "You are the Light of My Life" can on. I just knew he was playing it for me. His nick name was Stoney and everyone called me Little Stoney. I was his shadow growing up.

When I heard that song, the tears started flowing, but they were good tears. I missed him dearly, but the thought of him still looking over me made me so happy.

FYI, when I was wounded in Vietnam, I had an out of body experience which drastically changed the way I look at death and life for that matter. That experience helped my late wife and me accept the inevitable during her illness the 2 1/2 years of her life.

Seamus said...

...and with ending come new beginnings. It is terrible that there should be such struggle at a time when less would be welcome. I'm glad for you that it is over.

I'm glad to see you out and about in the sphere. :)

~Deb said...

Hey! I thought you gave up on blogging!

I'm sorry about what you're going through, especially this time of year. It's nice that you're going to help your sister.

I hope you're doing well and you're having a nice holiday season.

Peace! ++

Bud said...

Sweet. Very sweet. I'm so glad this is settled and you are okay with it. Missed reading you, girl!