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Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

~Winston Churchill~

Friday, February 10, 2012


Movement, whether it's from nature, God or ourselves can propel us into new and exciting places.  Or it can send you to sad and dark locales.  The last few weeks I haven't blogged much.  I've been spending time with my family, many of whom I haven't seen in a very long time.  You see, God decided to move my father home.  We had a memorial service for him last Saturday and then on Monday we buried his remains at the Veterans cemetery.  I am really thankful for all my dear close friends that made trips to be with me during the memorial.  I parked myself right in the middle of the pew amidst my bestest buds. It was a very emotional moving day to say the least.

I then flew home late Tuesday night to spend 2 evenings with my own family and doing laundry and catching up on chores, and I put in a rather long day Wednesday at work.  Those two evenings went by so fast and I have to say, I really miss my husband.

On Thursday morning, I packed up and flew to Dallas for the Junior League.  My league has generously, sent me to Organizational Development Institute (ODI) for three days.  I caught up on all my pre-reading while on the plane here and I have to say I am most excited about attending these work shops.  The amount of information and knowledge I have gained by being a part of this organization is outstanding.  Today, is the first day and I can't wait to see more!

I am very thankful for the friends and family, colleagues, Junior League members that have sent me such kind notes and cards the last few weeks.  Their support and understanding through this has been very much appreciated.  I hope that one day I can be as supportive to them should they ever need it.


NadineC said...

Oh Amy, I'm so sorry (somehow I missed this on Facebook). I lost my dad to heart disease when I was only 17 and I still remember how much it hurt. Make sure you take time for yourself. You'll be in my thoughts.

Denise said...

I've been thinking of you a lot these past couple of weeks. You are still in my prayers. I'm glad you were able to spend time with your Dad.
I agree with Nadine, take time for yourself, your husband and the "girls". I'm sure they miss you too. ♥♥

Regena said...

I agree with Nadine and Denise.
Don't beat yourself up over anything (especially the small stuff), for at least for a week. :-)
Still sending prayers your way

Karen said...

You are such a strong woman and I admire you so much. I know you've been on a whirlwind, but sometimes the "business" can almost be a blessing. You are in my prayers daily and I hope you have some time to spend with Mike and the girls this coming week. You need that too.

jillytacy said...

I'm sorry for your loss! I hope that you can take time for yourself. I'm glad you have the love and support of your family and friends to help you. I will continue to send positive thoughts your way!

Debbie M said...

so sorry for your loss. sending prayers to you.