Everyone keeps telling me that the “firsts” are always hard when you’ve lost a loved one. By that, they mean the first time you observe something that the two of you used to do together. Well, yesterday was the first time I’ve “observed” my wedding anniversary since Cindy has been gone. I will admit that it was a tough day, but the love and support I received from my friends and family made it easier to take.
Kevin and I started our day with a nice breakfast/lunch at the Queen Creek Cafe as we normally do on Saturdays. It was a good meal and a lot of fun.
After that, I kind of went into “lazy bum” mode. I had a lot of projects I wanted to work on, but didn’t do too much. Actually, I napped most of the day away. There is just something about lying across the bed with a pedestal fan blowing on me from the side and a ceiling fan from above that just puts me right to sleep.
Finally, after the sun went down, I asked Kevin if he was up to going out to dinner. He agreed, so we got in the car and headed off to Denny’s where we had a lovely meal. If you like salmon, try their salmon skillet. It’s wonderful. After a post-dinner hot fudge sundae, it was back home where we just relaxed and turned in. Like I said, it wasn’t a terribly eventful day.
A friend told me that sometimes it’s okay to just “be” rather than to “do.” I certainly took that to heart yesterday.
I will probably be back later today with an article on friendship. Sometime back, I got away from trying to write “articles” for this blog, in favor of writing daily dairies, but this one has really been weighing on me and I want to share it. It is something that I didn’t know would happen when losing a loved one (especially a spouse, I suppose) and I want to share it in order to help others. Be on the look out for that later on today.
Have a great Sunday, y’all. Remember that you are loved. Take care.