Thanks to all who have written. The Etsy Mud Team, fellow bloggers (thanks Mrs.B!) and friends have all sent love and thoughts and prayers. When I get very down, I just sit and feel the care that people are sending, and it helps a lot.
David was home for Easter, and while he was very tired, he enjoyed the treats, coloring eggs and hunting for candy. David colored all his eggs solid pink. We tried to get him to put yellow spots on one, but afterward he dyed it pink too. He was also able to attend the play Gracie was in at her High School later that week. What fun to see Grace sing and dance so well on stage, and know that David was there too. My new grandaughter is a bright light in my life too.
I have been doing Ok. My mood has been better. I have made up my mind to mourn David later, and enjoy him now. Amazing how that decision changed my attitude, and that it took so long to occur to me.
My family encouraged me to open my shop temporarily. I think I was driving them crazy moping around all the time. It does feel good to be a little busy and to force myself to think about normal things.