Tuesday October 22, 2013

It was a productive weekend around here as we are doing our best to pull ourselves forward.

Erin made the most of her MEA break - doing a lot of catch up on homework and hanging out with friends each day.  She managed to write three papers, read 200 pages and still had time to watch a volleyball tournament here, a Gopher volleyball game at the U of M, and check out a Halloween event, Fright on the Farm.  She and her buddies laughed and screamed their way through the zombies and ghosts.

Dan and I just take one look at her, and it reminds us why we need to keep plugging along.  If nothing else, we do it for Erin.

When we get too far ahead of ourselves, we get worried about how we are going to cope with all the days ahead without Shannon.  The holidays, the anniversaries, the milestones, the rest of our lives...

But, there are still things we want to do, places we want to go, milestones that we will reach, even without Shannon.  Life is still good.  It's not as easy as it once was, but it's still good.

So, back to the basics.  We can do it if we take it one day at a time.  I shouldn't be worried about Thanksgiving or Christmas or January 6th.  I only need to focus on today.  Get up, do what needs doing today, and don't worry about the rest.

That's my plan for this week.  I'll keep you posted...