Met family for dinner this evening in celebration of my DGD's 17th birthday. Quite the bittersweet occasion since her birthday is the 11th and Frank's was the 12th. I've had very little contact with my older son and DGD since Frank's passing. Guess my importance level fell substantially after Frank's death and that has been very difficult for me to understand. The rift in the relationship in addition to the loss of my spouse/friend/companion has made the past 14 mo. extremely depressing. I hesitated about going and now afterwards am not sure I should have gone as it just reinforced to me how unimportant I am in their lives and how my son's girlfriend's parents have basically taken mine and Frank's place in their lives. Makes me so very sad.
Please pray for my family if you feel so inclined. Thanks.
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