Ernest, my husband of fifty-five years passed away February 23rd, 2020. I've been very sad, and I still expect to see him at unexpected times, or forget that I don't need to be quiet so as not to wake him. My only regret is that I wasn't kinder at all times and that I didn't do more for him. It's true that we never regret our kindnesses, just our shortcomings. I was pretty much housebound for the past few years, so being quarantined for the past few weeks hasn't been as hard for me as it is for many others, it's giving me a chance to grieve quietly and lick my wounds. I'd like to share a few pictures.
His Personality, Happy and Friendly
|For my niece's step-daughter, who had worn out the previous quilt that I had made for her.|
|A small wall hanging|
These are quilts that I had started for baby showers, and birthdays.
|Birthday gift for my new son-in-law.|
|Baby quilt for a friend's grandbaby.|
|Baby quilt for my son-in-laws grandbaby, who will be born in a month or so.|
I wanted to make myself a comfort quilt from my husband's shirts and pajamas, so I made one, but it was too large for my chair. I use it on the bed and made a smaller one for my chair.
The larger one, back and front.
|The smaller one. My husband was an avid New England Patriots, Boston Celtics and especially, Boston Red Sox fan.|
|I don't know if it's completely healthy, but I know that it makes me feel better to be in my cocoon that I've made for myself and cover up with my comfort quilt.|
|My daughter and I both like bees (not real and close enough to sting) and I had some panels. so I'm making us wall hangings, Mine is the one on the left, and if it doesn't look good on my wall, I figure it can always be a baby quilt. https://www.joann.com/novelty-cotton-fabric-bees-on-black/17183302.html#q=black%2Bbee&start=1 |
This will be an additional 2" border, and this will be the back. Fleece. https://www.joann.com/blizzard-fleece-fabric-happy-bee-on-yellow/16494213.html#q=bee%2Bfleece&start=1
I hope that we all weather this trying time, and I'm grateful that I had 55 years with my husband. I'm sad, but I know that I will be with him soon, and I'm trying to get myself to a better place to be able to return to my Heavenly Father. I have some work to do, and hope to be with my husband for eternity.