May 31, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

It was a long day today. I walked Danny around 7am before the rain came. I didn't realize it was supposed to rain. I got ready and packed up the car. I went to my brother's house and we went to the Holmes Church. If I had gone to church here, I wouldn't have gotten out until after 1pm as our service starts late.

After church, we grabbed a sandwich at WaWa and went to Don's house. I walked Danny and had some lunch. Don and I went to the cemeteries to take the flowers. I took artificial flowers this year. I figured I never know if they get enough rain to grow throughout the summer or if they just wither and die. Mount Moriah where my grandparents on my father's side are buried is a mess. I took a couple pictures I'll post tomorrow.

Mount Zion is where my grandparents on my mother's side are buried. It is kept very nice. Two sets of my great grandparents are buried there as well as other relatives. From Mt. Zion, we headed west to Broomall where Ted and my parents are buried. Glenwood Memorial Gardens is also well kept. We placed flowers on the graves and headed back to Don's. He had to cut the grass so I planted some flowers in his yard and picked up the branches so he could mow. I also found some things I had left there several years ago when we had a yard sale. The stuff is still in the trunk of my car. I'll unload it tomorrow. Don took a shower after cutting the grass as it had warmed up and was actually hot out there. I went to Burger King and got a couple Value Meals. Danny woofed for a Junior Burger. Don put on some Maxwell Smart Movies while we ate our burgers. I walked Danny before leaving and saw my friend sitting out on her porch so we talked for a while and our dogs sniffed at each other. I headed home and didn't get in until after 9pm. I watched Arthur but asleep about 15 minutes before the end. Arthur and his knights were in battle and I don't know what happened after that. I awoke to another movie.

Danny is in bed and I'm on my way.

News from the Vorlon Wife.

Posted by tedkarol at May 31, 2009 11:41 PM

Hi Karol,

We have started using artificial flowers for the gravesites of our loved ones also. And, there are some beautiful artificial flowers available now. Most gravesites are out in the open and the sun hits them constantly. At least we know the graves look nice for quite some time as opposed to placing fresh flowers and having them wilt and die so soon. Going to the gravesites is so difficult and I know it is even harder for you now that you must place flowers on your precious husband's grave. We do not have answers for so many things that happen here on earth, but, for some reason beyond our thinking, our Heavenly Father knows. We will just never understand and our faith and trusting in the Lord is what we must stand on. My heart aches for you many times Karol and I'm just so sorry you must endure the loss of Ted.

You continue to do such a wonderful job each and every day - accomplishing so much. The to-do list never ends though does it? I think when you move into your new home, it will be somewhat easier for you. I await that day for you.

Thinking of you each day and caring for you always. Love, Ruth have

Posted by: Ruth at June 1, 2009 9:02 AM