Sunday, July 17, 2022

For Ted's Birthday.

Here's an old picture of my sweetheart Ted. Yesterday would have been his 70th birthday. I miss this beautiful man. His kind heart, wonderful soul. His passing changed my life forever.
Granddaughter Sierra picked me up yesterday. We were meeting up with daughter Kathy , to help celebrate Ted's day. Even though he has celebrated this and last year's birthdays in heaven.
 Kathy met us at Ted's favorite cafeteria....no it's not where this picture was taken.  We each picked what we wanted for lunch and got the last cheesecake to share. That was always Ted's most loved dessert. We each said happy birthday as we took a bite of the cheesecake.  Teddy would have loved it.  There used to be a sign at the cafeteria that read, "flown in fresh  from N.Y." How funny...I would tease Ted about that.

   It was a good day. I was not left alone to get the blues.  I truly appreciate my family. After lunch, we followed Kathy to her apartment. She had some things for Sierra. My mother's old vanity, for one. Honestly I was surprised that Sierra fit it into the hatch back of that little Trax. We laughed as she even carried it , without the drawers down the stairs herself. Yes, in a dress. :):) Daughter Kathy is moving to Seattle to be with her son's family. He has been wanting her to be closer. She has thought about it for 3 years now. I will miss her something fierce, but happy for her to be in her son's little family circle.

  Wishing all of you well. Enjoy this summer. Be safe. XO
 

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  1. Sweet…prayers…my sweet girl 50 today…

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    1. Brenda, Happy birthday to your girl. We love our children don't we? :) When I was 50 it seemed old now it sounds like a baby. LOL. Love and blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  3. How lovely that you were able to celebrate Ted's birthday with your daughter and granddaughter. Happy birthday in Heaven, Ted.(((HUGS)))

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    1. Thank you dear friend. I miss Ted so much but know one day I will hold him again. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  4. What a fitting observation for Ted’s birthday! Sending you special hugs, Susie!

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    1. Thank you Nellie. It was good day with some family..I always enjoy that. Bless you , xoxo, Susie

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  5. Your family is so dear for recognizing that you would need to have fun things to do on Ted's birthday. It sounds as if it was a special day. That's the trouble with family...they won't stay put. 😁

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    1. Vee, When we have children and our homes are full of love and events ,I never thought of being alone. Of course I worked also. I have always had people around. I have many days where I will take a drive to be out of this house, for it seems too quiet. Ted and I were together all day everyday, except when he had golf or fishing. It feels like a part of me is missing. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  6. I'm so glad you and your family had a chance to celebrate your Ted's birthday. What a special thing to do. So good that your family all came together to support each other and you.

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    1. Kathy, It was very nice to be with the girls. My Kathy was the last one to share a cheesecake with Ted at that cafeteria. Ted used to say, "after we get the all the yard work done , let's go to the cafeteria, " I knew he would get that dessert. Hope you and Joe are doing well. Hold tight to each other. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. I know your sweet family has helped you this past few years. And how nice to have this celebration of his life. Take care sweet friend!

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    1. Thank you Diane. I truly appreciate my family of relatives ad my wonderful blog family. I know that I am blessed. I never know when the blues will hit me and so the busier I am the better. I have one more appt with the grief dr. that is this week. He told me to plan things when there might be a special day coming up. But it was my g.daughter who planned Saturday's outing. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,love, Susie

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  8. I know we say this more than we should, but we have no idea the feelings and thoughts of those left left behind. We can sympathize, but somehow I know no one can KNOW the feelings except those who have experienced it. WE KNOW that one day one of us will be YOU. Love you lady and posts like this help us and many more. I like to think he is looking in on you! ;-)

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    1. Jack, Thank you for your kindness. Yes, I think Ted made sure one piece of cheesecake was still there. I will tell you to hold tight to your sweet wife and tell her everyday you love her. I hope she does the same . Time is cruel and slips away when we get busy or ignore it. Blessings and hugs to you and Sherry, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Your family is very special. How thoughtful of them to take you to celebrate Ted at his favorite place to eat... including the cheesecake flown from NY ;-)
    It is amazing what determined young people can do. Fitting a piece of furniture in a car after carrying it down stairs!!
    Sending you hugs today, Susie!

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    1. Hi Doris, Thank you for your hugs. My g.daughter has my mother's grit to get things done. So proud of her. So it's fitting she now owns my mom's vanity. Blessings and hugs to you and your family, xoxo, Susie

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  10. So nice that you were able to be with family on Ted's birthday.
    Seems like a lot of people like cheese cake for their birthday!! :)

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    1. I had to comment on David wanting cheesecake for his b-day too. We love our wonderful families. I count mine as my greatest blessing. I enjoyed thinking of Ted's loving his dessert but willing to share it. Bless you , xoxo, Susie

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  11. Happy heavenly birthday to your Ted dear lady. May the Lord give strength as you face each new day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you sweet Cindy girl. I enjoyed my day with my daughter Kathy and my g.daughter. We shed a few tears , then we had some laughs also. Ted would want that for me. He was always so kind. Blessings, hold your sweet man tight everyday. xoxo, Susie

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  12. I am so happy that you had your family with you to ease the loneliness of this day. God is good, keep leaning into Him dear friend.

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    1. Hi my dear friend. Yes, I know that God has helped me so much. I do pray for courage everyday. I am grateful for the love of my wonderful family and friends. Blessings and hugs to you. xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thank you Pam, Hope you are enjoying some nice day of summer. I was so glad my kids did something on Ted's birthday and not waited till Sunday. My goodness it rain our whole Sunday, we had 5 inches of rain. We needed some . Honestly on Monday you could not tell it rained that much for the ground soaked it right up. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  14. I know you miss Ted:( So happy that you got to spend the day doing things you know he loved. Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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    1. Hi Theresa, It was a happy day . I just know Ted would have loved it, and felt like he was watching us. You know the cheesecake ribbing I gave him over the little sign....it's the little things that mean so much when recalling happy times. I miss his laughter in my life. I do think people understand that.
      Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  15. Dear Susie..how wonderful to read this....I thought you had stopped blogging and then I see this post in tribute to your husband, Ted! I loved it! Thank you for sharing your day of remembrance! Hugs!

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    1. Hi Betsy, Thank you. I saw on your blog your family did some birthday celebrating also. I have been visiting blogs and leaving comments at times. I want to blog again, as I enjoyed it . Especially in the winter months when we are in our home more. In the warm weather I try to go outside each day. This summer has be very hot ...making people stay inside. I always feel that it's too pretty to stay in, but the heat zaps my energy. Blessings to you, take care. xoxo, Susie

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  16. So glad to see you blogging again. My prayers and hugs in memory of Ted. I was out earlier today, but if felt like the sidewalks were about to melt and any NY Cheesecake that happened to be around, too. Take care, my friend.

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    1. Hi Buttercup. I actually found your address two days ago and will be writing to you. Hope you don't stay on the hot sidewalks too long. I still love your city and remember when we visited there. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  17. i'm so happy you were able to celebrate teds birthday with your sweet, supportive family. i know you miss him, each day must be so difficult, take care of yourself, you do look wonderful!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie. Yes, my world is never to be the same. But with God's help, family and friends, I am going to try to glean joy each day. Today, I am thankful I could mow and weed the yard. . Blessings, hold tight to your sweetheart. xoxo, Susie

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  18. Catching up Susie. Glad you could spend this time with your daughter and granddaughter to celebrate Ted's birthday last month. I know you miss him so much. Have a Good Friday and wonderful weekend. xoxo Kris

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    1. Kris, You seem to be busy in your new home. I am so happy for you and Terry to be together. Hold him tight. I sure miss my Teddy Bear and his big hugs. We were always the best friends to each other. I am kind of keeping up with some stuff . Trying. Blessings , xoxo,love, Susie

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  19. Good Morning, Sweet Susie!
    I just now managed to come and read your memory this morning---those first birthdays, Christmases, day-you-met are apart from any holidays you've ever celebrated, and evoke such tender memories of precious times. Your lovely, loving family is such wonderful support, and I'm so glad for you that you raised such a strong, encompassing group of young folks who so value Family ties.
    I think of you so often, these days of at-home and not-getting-out-much, and know you have such a close, dear group to rely on and all take care of each other. I wish you sunshine and sweet memories every day.

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    1. Bless your heart Racheld, You are so sweet. I do having loving children and grands. God was good to me. I know they have their own lives and it is so hard to ask for help even when we need it. I guess I am too independent. I had my last grief meeting in July...but I still have moments of crying. I do not cry all day and I really try to stay busy...but it happens. Thank you for those wonderful wishes. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  20. Hello Susie,
    It was nice to read this post today. I continue to think of you often and my prayers continue as well.
    Blog friends are forever in our hearts.
    Love and prayers,
    Carla

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    1. Carla, When I think of you , I always think of your boys too. Hope you get to be with them plenty. Thank you for the prayers and love. I love you too sweet girl, Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  21. God bless you, Susie. What a nice way to celebrate Ted's birthday. You have the sweetest most squishy heart. I love that about you.

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  22. It's been so long since I was here at your blog.
    So grateful for family that steps in to ease the pain and helps you reflect and appreciate.
    (((hugs)))
    Sue

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  23. How did I miss this post?
    Those drinks look really good!
    I still have the photo of you and Ted on my fridge. You and your Teddy Bear! Love you.....and prayers for you as you face so many changes in life.....you are stronger than you think.....and I love and admire you!

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