Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Little Light

A tree after all!

Even though we will not be spending Christmas in our current house, a little tree managed to squeeze inside among all of the misplaced furniture and cardboard boxes.  My husband and daughter decided to get one while I was down in Virginia visiting my father.  This tree was decorated by my daughter and 10 of her friends at her going away party.  I was very pleased to return from my trip and see this inside the front door.

If anyone wants a Christmas tree, this little fellow will be out on the curb on December 23, looking for a new home for the holidays.

My sister called late last week to say my dad was not doing very well.  I left for Roanoke, Virginia, Saturday morning and spent a couple of hours with him.  I visited him twice on Sunday.  Saying good bye to him on Sunday evening, I tried to sound upbeat, saying I would return in a couple of weeks.  We both knew that would be too long.  I called him on my way home Monday to let him know the trip was going well.  It was the last time I spoke to him.

Tomorrow, I make another trip down to Virginia for his memorial service.

There are far too many lasts lately.

And way down the road (ok, not too far now) is my new life in Charleston.  A light at the end of the tunnel.

Kermit Hogan March 20, 1928-December 3, 2012


Dr. MVM said...

I'm so sorry to hear you lost your dad. He must have been something special, after all, he was partly responsible for giving us you.

Colleen Kole said...

I am so very sorry. Travel safely-

Ellen said...

Oh Kim, I'm so sorry to hear of your lost, so many things you're dealing with right now. What wonderful photos of him with his drums and with your daughter. Take care.

ArtPropelled said...

Kim I'm so very sorry to read about your loss. Thinking of you. xox

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Kim....I've been away from blog reading for a very long time and am just reading my favorite blogs for the first time....this is very sad news and I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I know your mother was not so long ago....hope you are going okay. Sounds like I've missed quite a bit of other news....are you moving???
Thinking of you and wishing you a brighter new year!

aimee said...

such major life events all happening at the same time for you... wishing you strength to juggle and manage everything you're going through. I love the tree in the middle of it all. a dose of light and normalcy to help anchor you. xo

Professor Chaos said...

Wow, so sorry about your dad. Good that you got a chance to see him before he passed. Keeping good thoughts for you.

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jason said...

Oh wow....I'm so sorry about your father.
I'm sending you positive energy up there.

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