Today is June 24th and I’m…..

by Edie Wadsworth on June 24, 2009

….moving things around…..creating spaces that inspire me and cleaning up dust bunnies in the process.  The ones I can see… my bedroom….and the ones
I often forget….in my heart.
  I’m thinking about my life and finding so many reasons
to be thankful.   I’m worrying…..about Taylor and ‘the boys’ taking their 10 day tour 
… my car……praying for safety and anticipating this journey as his rite of passage
into the world of manhood and adventure…..
and wishing I could stow away in his guitar case….if only for a day.
This little boy that has become a man nearly always
reminds me of you—-something in his smile, I guess.
I’m dreaming…..of books I’ve yet to read and places I’ve yet to visit 
and standing quietly over the memories of books and places and people that have changed my heart forever.    I’m longing……for more time, for more patience, for the gentleness of heart to lead my children to life abundant.   
 But then my thoughts freeze.
When I think of you.
The kind and humored spirit whose life marks my soul forever.
Whose death changed me forever.
And who, in his deliberate choice to laugh…..
when life constantly brought him tears……
is my teacher always.
Happy Birthday Daddy.  Your children miss you.  Your grandchildren
would make you proud.
Your tears were not in vain.
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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sheri June 24, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Praying for you as you go about your day today.


2 MidniteScrapper June 24, 2009 at 9:18 pm

What a beautiful tribute and post.


3 Jamie Knoxville June 24, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Well said Sister. XO


4 Preppy 101 June 24, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Lovely post.


5 Hillary @ The Other Mama June 24, 2009 at 10:27 pm

So sweet and thoughtful.


6 gina June 24, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Thinking of you today- what a beautiful post.

My dad has been gone from us 4 and 1/2 years now.. and his birthday is on June 30th.

I love the honest thoughts and feelings you have been sharing about your son- my oldest is starting 10th grade and already talking about college. It's helpful to "experience" it with you.


7 Gina Williams June 24, 2009 at 11:50 pm

You were right, wait until I could handle it. Thank you for reminding me of our sweet daddy. He is missed and will always be loved! Happy Birthday Daddy…


8 Mary Jean, also known as "The Dough Nut" June 25, 2009 at 1:50 am

what a beautiful post! I so felt your heart in all your words!


9 Mandi June 25, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Exceptional post Edie. Thanks for sharing your heart and your life with so many of us!


10 Kelly B June 25, 2009 at 4:42 pm

That was truly beautiful. We will pray for you today and every day.


11 Kristen June 26, 2009 at 4:24 am

your blog is absolutely beautiful and I pray that you had a good day.


12 ByHISgoodGrace June 26, 2009 at 4:50 am

I'm so sorry that you lost your dad. It's such a tribute to celebrate him by sharing what he meant to you.
Thank you for your blog, it is so worth the time and the reading.


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