It's April... tax time and the thought brings me to tears.
Norm is feeling especially blue over this years taxes too.
Not for the reasons you might imagine. Jim did our taxes. He worked for Revenue Canada. He died horribly last April when he was thrown from his golf cart and I find myself feeling torn apart all over again. My heart aches all over again it seems as it does for everyones closest to Jim. Elly & the kids btw are STILL dealing with issues surrounding the case not yet resolved... if only it was over so they might move forward.
I see Norm put Jims name on the calendar today and it made me angry- I don't need it on the calendar to remember- but, I get it too.. Norm is having his own hard time, he too is missing Jim.
Yes, I'm feeling extra blue, life can do that to us.
Thank God I have some serious drawing to do to keep me busy. I put LOVE into every brush stroke - as is expected. The 'old me' wanted to stay in bed and cry today - what a waste of a day, of a gift and even of memories. Jim wouldn't want any one of us to be still crying over him - everyone who knows him knows that to be fact. He LOVED life.
Jim loved my cartooning, he provided many ideas and inspiration. I miss him.
This time last year- I had no idea Jim would soon be gone. If I would have had some premonition of things to come - I would have made sure to get in a few more hugs at least.
Who will be gone from your life tomorrow?
Did you tell them you love them recently?
I don't think I actually 'said it' to Jim but I know he knew it.
Time to paint.
I purchased new sheets on the weekend and found these two napping in my bed!
What is it about new/clean sheets? :)