Saturday, May 21, 2016

My big project.......


Cleaning out the workshop and storage buildings, which I have doing for the past two or three months, has been a real eye opener for me.  It looks like a whole lot of stuff and it is but as I sort and throw things out I see the workings of the mind of the man I was married to for nearly 30 years.  He was thrifty (I already knew that) he was a dreamer,(the things he had from garage sales, hoping to use someday) he was organized in his own way.  He was also impatient at times because he threw things on the floor rather than mess with them and sometimes he was forgetful.  I found a Christmas card that he had bought for me and stashed.  He was either saving it for the next Christmas or forgot to give it to me.  When I found and read it I was brought to tears because I felt like he was thinking of me.  How precious it is.  

I still have such a long way to go but it's a mission of love.  And it will be so good to see it clean.   

                                                    Diane

7 comments:

Kit said...

My first thought was, the card was always meant for now. :) Enjoy the process, and do a lot of crying. Love ya, Kit

Ruth Hiebert said...

I can relate to cleaning out Hubby's stuff.When I cleaned out all Jake's stuff that was going to be turned into awesome model railroad creations,I was overwhelmed.So many things,which by now were mostly junk,but he would have made good use of them.Hope that doing this also brings back happy memories.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

The angels are good at directing us to little reminders left behind. Looks like you have a big task ahead of you. Take it slow and easy. Hugs and blessings, Tammy

Name: Amanda said...

I love this post! Xo bean

June said...

I know it must be not only a huge job, but an emotional one as well Diane. I love that you shared about the card he had bought you. It was like unearthing a little treasure from him.
sending hugs...

Im Downtown said...

Hi Diane - Sometimes, cleaning out can be a good thing... very cleansing. I hope you have saved that card - I am sure that you have!

Pondside said...

It sounds like it's part of the journey, Diane. Finding the card was a meant-to-be sort of thing, I'm sure. So sweet.