Life Hurdles

Khaki Python Tan Knit Fall OutfitSometimes when you’re given hurdles, it makes you more creative in the end.

— Judy Greer

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No doubt many of you have noticed the radio silence here on Sed Bona for the last week. I promise it hasn’t been intentional — I have so much content to share but just haven’t had the time (or heart, if I’m being honest) to write it. See, for a little over the past week, Hubby and I have been down in central Illinois to be with his grandfather in his last days. It’s been a long struggle so none of this has been entirely unexpected. But I don’t think any of us expected it to happen just the way it has either.

It’s been a hard week, especially after losing my own grandfather last December and my grandmother last February.

And you’d think after losing my father at 22, I’d at least be prepared for this week. Especially since Hubby’s grandfather has lived a long and happy 91 years.

But I really haven’t been. Hubby and I had such a wonderful trip in London last month and thank goodness… for that I’ll be forever grateful because this last week has drained us in ways we never thought possible.

It really doesn’t matter how many people you’ve lost in life — losing family NEVER gets easier. Only more familiar. And certainly not familiar in a good way.

I know we will find the strength and courage to deal with his passing when it happens (most likely in the next few days). I know we will eventually recover, catch up on sleep, and return to our lives in Chicago. But right now that life feels so far away. Right now all we can do is live one day at a time, the best way we can.

You can’t choose the hurdles life throws at you, all you can do is deal with them in as responsible, as loving, and as creative of a way as possible.

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