Bittersweet Summer

June and July brought hot temperatures and humidity with little to no rain. I woke to rain this morning, what a blessing that was. I pray all others that need rain badly will soon get some. On one of the hottest days a katydid stayed on the door under an awning all day long. It didn’t move at all even when I opened and closed the door several times. I was happy to have provided a shady place for him or her.


If you read my last blog post, you know that on the 13th of July, I had to have a much-loved oak tree that was diseased removed from my yard.

July 17th my next to the youngest daughter left this life for the next. She was the third of my children that have gone before me.

I am sorry I have not visited your blogs for a while. I did stop by some blogs this morning and I hope to get caught up soon. I may not comment for a while yet but will read your posts.

August has started off well and I am looking forward to fall. I am thankful for the blessings from family, friends, and the people I do not know or never will during the days and weeks that were not easy to get through.

31 thoughts on “Bittersweet Summer

  1. Oh my. I’m a mother and my heart breaks for you. My heartfelt sympathy for your losses. I wish you well, Muriel

  2. Dearest Mags, I did not know, I have not kept up with posts of late. I am so very sorry for your loss. long distance friend. I will pray, and please know, that my heart reaches out to you in love.

  3. We are so sorry for your losses, Sweet Sis. You are always in our daily thoughts and hearts. Holding you close in prayer. ❤ ❤

    • Thank you so much for your prayers and for stopping by and commenting, sweet Sis. You all are always in my thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs all around. ❤

  4. I’m so sorry for the losses you’ve suffered. This world has so much challenge and suffering but its comforting to know there is a better world where there will be peace.

  5. Oh mags – so sad to hear you lost your daughter. I am praying for you and your family. So sad to lose children before their time. I am sure this was a bittersweet time for you. The bug is a katydid.

    • Thank you so much for the prayers they are much appreciated sweet Peggy. Thank you for letting me know I was right about the katydid.

  6. I am so sorry for your losses. They seem unbearable. I hope you have good friends and others who care to come around you and hold you up during this time.

  7. I am so sorry for your recent loss, dear Mags….I can’t imagine the depth of pain a parent must feel when loosing a child, and it’s unfathomable to imagine loosing 3 children. My heart goes out to you and your family….Please take good care of yourself, and stay focused on the things that make you happy. May you find peace, and may happy memories sustain you through your grief. Sending you much love…. ❤

    • Thank you Anita for your beautiful and uplifting comment. Family, friends and neighbors have been very thoughtful and helpful. I am focusing on all the wonderful memories I have of the three of them. My brother and his wife gave me a great start on my new hobby. Not even knowing I wanted to have beautiful houseplants to enjoy, they sent me a beautiful peace lily. Thank you for the love it is well accepted. Hugs

  8. I have begun to understand that the longer I live, the more bittersweet life becomes. I appreciate that you would share your difficult times with us, and pray that you will continue to manage the hard times.

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