Saturday, January 26, 2013

Comfort Food

Did you ever have a heartache, a hurt that you tried to smile through, and pretend that it everything was okay? But you really felt just plain wounded, totally deflated, and just left wondering what you ever did to deserve such a thing.  Well I do today.
 It's a simple family problem, some family members can't come to terms and make peace, no matter how hard I try to reach out.    bummer  
  People sometimes like to  hold on to grudges, but I think life is too short,
and that it's ridiculous to waste time, letting misunderstandings go unresolved,
letting anything come between people who love each other.
 Family is everything.    Friends are too!

I've chosen to  truly unconditionally love, no matter what, to forgive, and to move on.
To focus on good memories and hope for restored relationships.
 There, I got it off my chest.
So here's what I did:

Made a decision to forgive and to love.
 I sent private facebook messages,  just saying I love them and asking for a response and a truce.

Then I just got busy, made  silver dollar pancakes for breakfast.  Simple comfort food.

The Grandma mug made my cry today, just being overly sensitive.
 Do you see my mismatched silverware?
I am putting together a "set" for me and Teddy, all different patterns of vintage silver
 that  long ago some  other people once loved,  and set their family tables  with.
Polished up and  treasured once again.  Isn't it cool?

Started a pot of soup, using whatever vegetables I had on hand.

Had a cup of tea..

 Set the table with my best dishes as though we were having a gourmet feast.
  Ted went out to get some  fried chicken,  and I warmed up some veggies.

 Had another cup of tea.

Lovingly added photos to the birthday posts on facebook,
 to honor my Grandmother, turning 100, bless her heart,
 and my sweet mother 82, and  a chilhood favorite  TV personality, Sally Starr, 90.

Mom and some of her wonderful friends

Grandmom and some of her grandkids , great, and great,great grandkids
My sister, Faith's family.

my grandmom, Mary  Helen Layton, 100 years old!

Sally Starr, a   beloved Philadelphia area celebrity who hosted Popeye Theatre
 and The Three Stooges in the 50's, 60's until 1971,  turned 90  on the 25th, my Grandmom's birthday!.

Update, January 27, 2013,
     I am so sad and sorry to announce that Sally died today,
 just two days after her birthday. I found out about it just hours after ,
when I went to her website to get a url to add to this post so you could
 learn more about her.  She will be sadly missed, as she was so loved 
by the many she brought so much joy to, and those she helped tremendously. 

 At the end of each broadcast, Sally always said,
 "May the good Lord be with you and your family" .

Played good music.

Prayed.   A lot.

Blogged about it!

Now, see, I got through it!

I thank God for all my blessings and choose joy and love, and I'll think upon all good things, for He will strengthen me!  Just filled my head with things which are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, things of good report, virtue, and praise, like it says in Phillipians 4:8.
 "May the good Lord be with you and your family!"
Love, Linda


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Sorry you are having family problems, those are always the hardest kind. But you have a wonderful attitude about it all.

I always go to the sweets when I need comforting.

Linda Young said...

Thank you Manuela, It hurts but I read some really good prayers in a book by Marianne Williamson, and I talked to "The Great Healer" and I feel better now! Also, Ted got me some mint chocolate chip ice cream, and I blissfully spent today with my grandsons!

My Vintage Life said...

My heart goes out to you and my prayers as well. I hope that by this time thins have gotten better.