Tuesday, June 6, 2017

It's Time to Start Blogging Again / Big Life Changes

Last year was a rough year for me, and I didn't even know how to write a blog post about it.

On February 22, 2016, my dad passed away.  It was the worst thing that has ever happened to me in my life. My dad and I used to spend a lot of time together, and I definitely miss him every single day.  Time has eased that a bit, but I know my life will never be the same again.

This is a picture of my dad, a bag of his favorite candy (Skittles), his urn, and beautiful flower arrangements that my aunties made.  This was the display table at his memorial service.

On March 26, 2016, I moved into my first house that I owned myself.  It was a small glimmer of happiness in a bad year.

This is a picture of my kitchen, my favorite room in the house!

Then on March 27, 2016, the day after I moved into my new house, my papa passed away.  I was on a plane rushing to California when he passed.  His passing was kind of expected by this point, but that never makes it any easier.

This is a picture I love that includes my papa.  It was the last vacation we took together.

So, I am excited to get back into blogging and see what everyone has been up to!  Please don't let this post get you down, I just felt like I had to share before going on with blogging.

14 comments:

alissa apel said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. That does have to be so hard! I'm super close to my parents as well. I couldn't imagine the pain of loosing them. I'm thinking of you!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am so sorry about your Dad. I have lost both of my parent, it does get better as time goes on. Your kitchen looks beautiful. Nice shot with you and your Dad. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

newenglandgardenandthread said...

Sorry to hear you lost two special men in your life. You are right that life is never quite the same but the clock keeps moving. That always amazes me - grief stops us but time keeps going. If you remember them as you move through life, they will never be forgotten. :-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm so sorry. What a rough year :-( I remember you blogging about your dad.

Your new house looks super cute. Congratulations!

Pat Hatt said...

Never easy indeed, even when one knows the writing is on the wall. A new house all your own is a win though. Beats crummy apartments.

Sandee said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your dad. Our parents are so special and it's hard to let them go.

Your new home is beautiful. I too love your kitchen.

Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by Comedy Plus. ☺

Jennifer Humphries said...

I am so sorry for your double loss. Those were 2 pretty intense blows. My father passed away 4 years ago and it was so sudden that I had a really hard time with it. Hugs to you. Your new home is lovely!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Welcome back! I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father and your papa. ((Hugs)) May God continue to heal your heart. Congratulations on your new house.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I am so sorry...I know how hard it can be. My boys father passed in early April and so many things change, so many things to deal with, so much sorrow.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I hope the upcoming year will be a better one for you after your year of grief. Bright blessings to you, Becca.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Becca - oh I am sorry to read this - a very difficult year for you ... losing your father and your Papa - losing a beloved is just not easy. My thoughts as you continue to adjust - it's good to see you back blogging again. Lovely to see the photos ... and I'm sure being in your own place must be delightful ... here's to a happier life ahead ... new beginnings, though lots of happy memories. Take care - cheers Hilary

Tammy L. said...

Oh Becca, I'm so sorry to hear that . Your comment on my blog today was such a nice surprise. I hope that you get through the tough days remember the great times you had with your Dad and Papa. I look forward to reading your thoughts and reviews again :)

Aubrey Aquino said...

Sorry for your loss, I look forward to reading your blog posts!

Debbie Roberts - Debs Random Writings said...

Hi Becca, one of the things I love about blogging is how you can step back when need be and step right back in when you feel ready. Last year was a tough year for you and I do hope this one is a better one.

Kitchens are the heart of the home and yours does look fab!

xx