Summer Vacation

This summer we had a wonderful family vacation in Florida. All the kids & granddaughters got to come except for one granddaughter. We missed her & her husband.

Although, it was a happy time, it was also a sad time. As I posted in my “About Me” when I first started this blog, I lost my husband in January of this year & I’m still trying to navigate through life without him. It still doesn’t seem real to me & there’s times the grief hits me so hard, I can’t shake it. Mainly when I’m alone. I still can’t listen to sad music or I just break down.

About a week before he passed, we had talked about a family vacation this summer with all kids & grandkids. We had went on several vacations with them & their families separately but never all of us. He was really looking forward to doing that. But, God had other plans, and it was not to be. My heart was broken. 💔

After a few weeks had went by, we all got together & decided we would take that family vacation to honor him. Everyone was looking forward to doing that.

I decided to make us all matching shirts for beach photos & they turned out great. Below are a few of the photos. I love all these photos & will cherish them always. The shirts say “Couch Family Vacation 2019” on the front. The back says “Loved beyond Words” “Missed beyond Measure” & then Dad on the kids, Papa on granddaughters & DIL, Jim on our newest SIL, & My ❤️ Heart on mine.

As we were getting ready for these photos, nothing prepared me for the overwhelming grief that would hit me. I cried for over an hour while trying to get ready & kept having to re-apply my make up. As you can see in the photos, my eyes are very swollen. Nothing could hide that. But, with the strength & support of my kids & grandkids, I made it thru. I’m so very glad we did this. ❤️

I miss my husband so very badly, but, I have a very strong support system with my amazing kids, granddaughters, family, & friends. Nothing prepares you for the loss of your best friend, your rock, your heart, but you must keep going & learn a new normal life for you. I know God will carry me through. ❤️💔 I am stronger than I think.

Thank you for visiting my blog & God Bless

❤️ Sherrie 😍

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