31 Days of Thanks – A Peaceful Place

It has been very difficult to write a post today. My mind is swirling, my emotions are raw, and I am physically exhausted.  All the things that go with grief and everything is turned up a notch this week. I try to be objective about it and remind myself that every day is 24 hours but no matter what I tell myself, the numbness, disbelief, and sadness crash in. When it gets to be too much, I am fortunate to be able to go to this beautiful place.


This is the lake house where Molly and I went the day that Mike died. It is a lovely home on a lake where quiet reigns. You can go there and stay in your pajamas, fish, go for walks, kayak, and read. Or, like Red, you can sit and watch the squirrels and chipmunks.

Mike enjoyed doing small projects at the lake.  He enjoyed working on the dock most of all. He was always thinking of new ways to make it straighter and stronger. It was fun to watch his engineering brain take over. I doubt there are too many people who visit that house and look at the dock without thinking of Mike.


I am so thankful for this place. And for this man. How I miss my friend.


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4 thoughts on “31 Days of Thanks – A Peaceful Place

  1. Susan Bever says:

    nothing like a quiet beautiful place; that is why we are so grateful for Mom and Dad’s place at Mobjack…hear the quiet, see the trees and water during the day and the stars and moon at night…
    will be lifting you up in prayer this week; praying you get everything you need this week…

  2. Peggy McGowan says:

    praying for you and the peace………smell the smells, view the beauty of the days; just BE as you sit at the lake…..thankful, too, that you do have this place of peace and reflection.

  3. Vera says:

    HI Patty,

    What a beautiful place. Nice seeing pictures of the family lake house and so glad it is there for you and the girls at this time. Praying for all of you this difficult week. Scary memories of storm Sandy surface in many of our minds this week. Praising God for his strength and comfort.

  4. Beth (Betsy) Sagar says:


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