Sunday, November 04, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.

Yeah...I know.  It's been awhile since I last posted.  As was with the last time I went MIA, work is partly responsible.  You would think after 9 years of teaching, it would get easier.  But thanks to politics and general societal issues, that's not happening. :(  In the last month, grades were due, parent conferences took place and my spare time was used writing my PGP (Professional Growth Plan).  I just wish I could actually teach more and talk/write about teaching less.

However, school isn't the main reason I've been absent.  Just about a month ago, my father-in law fell ill and was hospitalized.  He's been diabetic for the last 10 years or so, and it had taken it's toll.  Both his kidney's and liver were failing.  The medicine that they gave him for his liver, hurt his kidney's and vice versa.  After a couple of weeks of surgeries and various tests and procedures, he finally decided to stop fighting.  He was admitted into Hospice on the 10th of October and peacefully fell asleep in death on the 12th.  It's been very hard on the family, as it would be fair to say he was our center.  As heartbroken as I've been, and as hard as it's been to see my husband mourn, my heart especially aches for my mother-in-law.  They were together for 47 years and it's been really tough for her.  My mother-in-law is spending some of her nights with us and some with her father.  She finally went home about a week ago, but my daughter went with her to help her keep her mind off things.  Only problem with that?  I'm missing my girl.

Anyhoo...I have a couple of posts ready for the next couple of days, so hopefully the tide is turning (for awhile anyway) and I'll be able to find more time to create and blog.  Until tomorrow though, I want to leave you with this layout I did that featured my father-in-law spending time with my daughter when she was much younger.

These layouts just make me wish I had taken more pictures of him, especially pictures of him with my kids.  As I type this, it makes me think of other loved ones that I need to photograph more.  How about you?  Do you have loved ones that you could photograph more...before it's too late?

Until next time...


  1. Sorry for your loss. Thanks for the reminder to snap those pics of loved ones. Cute layout.

    1. Thanks Lynn for the condolences....and the compliment.

  2. Tamytha, I am sorry for your loss and the emptiness that will be felt by your mother-in-law and husband. My son passed away three years ago at age 24, and I am SO THANKFUL that I had taken tons of photographs of him through the years. I spend many hours looking at them, and making collages, scrapbook pages and journals. Thank you for the reminder to continue taking pictures of my other loved ones! I continue to snap pictures of my other son, for which he sometimes complains about mom always having a camera in hand! but I do it anyway.. as well with everyone else I'm around!


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