Monday, November 2, 2009

Retreat and growth

As most of you know my beloved hubby passed on April 27th. My girls and I and our new kitten and my dog took a trip to the mountains of North Carolina to spread his ashes. In a place he loved and spent many wonderful times with both of his families the one before me and the one after.

Tuesday was a rainy day ...and it seemed all my tears came back to me that day we would have been married 7 years.

My oldest daughter had never been to Cherokee before even tho my girls and I were headed there 11 years ago but the car didn't make it.So it was a promise kept to them that I made in August of 1998 and kept this year. I will be posting photos of the trip and if you have never seen the mountains of North Carolina in the fall they will make you want to go.

One place we visited that John and I loved is the Old Farm Museum that the NPS has it is old farm buildings rescued and moved there so others can see how life used to be. the strange and funny thing was this year a sculpture had been added to a barn there of a old man ...well not really the whole man ,,,his beautiful blue eyes surrounded by glasses, fuzzy gray eyebrows and fuzzy gray mustache. Looked so much like my hubby it caught me off guard. Don't know how long it has been there...but was just eery having him watching. and the thing is this was one of the places I felt John's presence most ...and missed him the most.


Tammy said...

So bittersweet revisiting such a beautiful place without John. So happy that your daughters and pets were able to join you.

Lorri said...

yes it was...the girls want to go back again next year. not sure yet if we will ....


sally said...

Lorri, Gezzy got a wonderful home!! And Winston looks happy too! So glad you got to go and even though it was bittersweet - at least you went. Thanks for the pics of Gezzy and Winston - no doubt they are doing wonderfully!
Hope to see you again soon.

Why I create (my new name Lorri Lee Glennon)

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Having been a artist literally all my life, I love color and dimension.I learned to sew at age 10 , by age 13 started a stuffed animal business, which grew into a collectable Teddy Bear Business for 15 + years. I opened my own bead store specializing in Spontaneous Creation classes and love to teach everyone they could be creative and open the door to their imagination.I recently returned to one of my favorite art forms taking photographs my father gave me my first camera when I was a child and I have loved photography ever since. I took professional family portraits and weddings for the first 5 years living in the Outer Banks, I am now shooting Family portraits again and sharing my love of the Outer Banks through my blogs. Be creative, walk in faith and never give up....It all happens in God's time