Outside my window…is a beautiful albeit hot day. Blue skies….sunshine….puffy white clouds for the most part. I am noticing some of the clouds are getting darker though….there is a chance for scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. Right now it is 87°F with 47% humidity and a very slight breeze is present….very slight. The low humidity is keeping the heat index at about the same level as our temperature. I’m happy for this warm day….to see the sun shine…but at the same time, it doesn’t feel right either.
I’m thinking about…so many things the past 36 or so hours….since I found out my step-father had passed away in the early morning hours on Saturday. I’m thinking that he wasn’t doing well, his quality of life was greatly diminished and he is no longer in pain. I’m remembering many, many fond memories of the man that stepped into a ready made family…one containing two teenagers no less. I’m remembering how he loved me and how he loved my daughters….I’m remembering. We weren’t ready for him to leave us….but I think he was ready to go.
I am glad…I am so very, very glad I took those photographs Thursday night of my sister with her father, my mother with her husband…..so very glad.
I am going…to continue to process these images. It has been difficult….there is so much emotion involved. I’m going to continue to comfort my daughters as they come to grips with the loss of their beloved Papa…and my family as we come to our own grips with this sad reality.
I am hearing…the dryer tumbling my clothes dry….the ticking of my many clocks….the quiet hum of the ceiling fan.
From my camera…are a few more images of Papa.