Where do I begin?
I arrived home from California Tuesday. To say I had a wonderful time would be a stretch. My sister and her husband made me feel loved and welcome, but, half of me is missing. Husband.
Two childhood friends came one morning and off we went to our hometown, Redondo Beach. We visited the cemetery where their brother, mother and father are resting. A very humbling experience. Then, we went to our old neighborhood, where we grew up. We went to our high school and hit the beach.
All three of us sat on a wall, looking out over the ocean, not saying much. I think we were remembering our thoughts as young children, teenagers and young mothers.
We ate lunch at In N Out. We drove around and laughed til we cried.
And, of course, Southern California was hit with a heat wave the day I landed, lasting the entire 2 weeks I was there. Mix that with the smog and traffic, I was so ready to board that plane bound for cool, clean air Colorado.
My sister has 3 dogs that I adore. They followed me around daily. I talked to them about husband and told them that he had gone on to Heaven and how I missed him, so much. They would look at me as if they understood my heartache. When I brought my suitcase out Tuesday morning, they looked so sad. My sister texted me Tuesday night and said "the boys" were looking for me.
All in all, it was good to get away, but, so, so nice to come home.
And now? I honestly don't know. I think there's a song that goes, "Where do we go from here?"
I will be looking for a new place to live in the Fall. Too many memories here.
My book is in the works. I thought I would shut the blog down, but, for now, it will stay up, until the book is completed. I may not post much, but, if you want to stay in touch with me, you can always email me, or, better yet, if you are on Facebook, send me a friend request. Just look for Sue Lucero. That's me.
Thank you all for caring. It's been one heck of a journey, one I never thought I would travel or, better yet, live to tell the story.