A Difficult Lesson

My husband stuck his head in the door last May to say, “Ten more minutes.” The sun was starting to go down, but he was almost done mowing the lawn. When he didn’t come in, I went looking for him. I couldn’t believe what I found. He had died while resting on the porch, looking out on the yard that he loved taking care of. What a shock! We never suspected he had a heart problem. I crocheted the tapestry below in his honor.

Tapestry crochet with lnen, 2015.

I’m very thankful for the 17 years we had together. We accomplished so much! My life will never be the same.

10 Responses to “A Difficult Lesson”

  1. Kat says:

    Life is fragile – impressed on me all the time these days. It is too easy to imagine such a thing happening and my heart goes out to you. I hope that though your life is different now, once the pain of missing him eases, it will again be good.

  2. Yes – that is the difficult lesson. We can be gone in a second, so enjoy and plan!

  3. Terri says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You created a beautiful portrait in thread in his memory.

  4. Margo says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. The portrait is beautiful.

  5. Lindsey says:

    We hear these stories never thinking it will happen to us. But it does. Best thoughts to you as you grieve. Your tribute is lovely.

  6. Carol, I’m sorry for your loss. I’m glad you have 17 years of memories to sustain you. The piece is beautiful.

  7. Anni Maver says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Carol. My husband had a fairly severe stroke the night that my daughter and I finished a 500 mile bike ride across Iowa (he had driven the trailer across with the other rvs following the 18,000 cyclists across the state ) in late July, actually exactly 4 months ago tonight- seems like a lifetime. It’s been crazy ever since, and no cycling as my husband can’t get himself around without the use of his left side, so I have to stay nearby. Life can change in an instant! I’m grateful we had 3 years of travel around the country; glad we did it while we could.
    I hope the holidays aren’t too difficult for you, my heart goes out to you. You made a another beautiful tapestry tribute.

  8. Daniela Pagliaruli says:

    Good evening Carol,
    I am really sorry to hear about your loss.
    My heart and a hug full of love go to you! :”/

  9. irene Eaton says:

    Hello Carol.
    Prayers for you as you travel through the first of everything without your love. I cannot but think that he passed where his heart was – at hoe with you, taking care then relaxing in the beauty of the scene before him – in the very completeness of home. Peace and loving memories fill you and surround you. Irene

  10. AnjaVG says:

    I just found your blog and enjoy reading about your crochet adventures. But reading…….. I am so so sorry for your loss, even if it was 2 years ago.

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