Taking Time

I haven’t mentioned it on the blog yet, but my father passed away two weeks ago while we were at the pediatric hospital with Mr. Smiles’ big surgery. My father has been living with us for the last 4 months. I am so grateful for that time with him. The loss was huge and the timing felt impossible to handle. But we are getting through it one day at a time. One step at a time. Sometimes it feels like one breath at a time.

We are productive people. We are always working around the home, homestead, community. We don’t do well sitting idle. But when you are grieving it is important to take time to stop and pull into yourself, like a turtle. Time to reflect and feel the feelings. My friend Val, over at Just Another Day on the Farm, reminded me of that this morning in a well worded post and it was perfect timing for me to need to hear it.

Autumn is our busiest time on the farm. But when I just continue to go, go, go I am just running from the pain. So I will purpose to take time “to turtle” as well.

10 thoughts on “Taking Time

  1. My prayers and thoughts are with you as I lost my father in 2001 at times it feels like just yesterday. It’s uncomprhenable at times it been that many years. Take your time in your grieving process as it goes through it’s different stages. Much love and gentle hugs sent

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  2. Wow, you are going through a tough time! I’m so sorry for your loss. I know what you mean about being busy with all the things – it’s easy to avoid dealing with emotional things by doing lots of physical things. But it’s great that you’re taking time to acknowledge and process your feelings. Bless you. 🙂

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