|Jess and Alyss playing with their cousins in Michigan|
But after a couple months off and spending a lovely week in Michigan with our extended families, the fog seems to be clearing. It was wonderful to be up there and have fun with the whole family, relaxing and listening to all the kids goofing around together.
It was odd to be there. I thought there would be this big hole without him there.
His empty chair on the porch,
His empty fishing boat rocking lonely in the waves
The fire in the fireplace untended.
|Our last morning there|
But as his coat hung in our presence so did his spirit.
He was still there, just formless.
In everything he was there.
We could all feel him like he had never left.
Holding all of us together
In this place where we spent so much time with him,
His favorite place.
He was still waiting for us.
And he always would be.
Our last morning there began with a mist rising from the glass-calm lake, then the sun rose and burned through the fog.
Allowing the light to shine down.
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!
I miss all of you. I think I will probably be blogging only twice a week for a while, until I get back in the swing of things.