April 8th .Today is the 5th anniversary of Mark's passing. I do not want this entry to be about sad and depressed but more positive . I am sure if I was younger the passing of five years would seem much farther in the past , but as I age time seems to just fly . 5 years seems like a blink of an eye and only days ago . But as I reflect on the past five years of my life, so very much has happened in what feels like such a short time and with that I know it was not just "days ago" that Mark was here. It is my hope that all that has changed in my life has been due to the fact that I learned with my loss , that time is the most precious of gifts and it is not to be squandered . So in honor of Mark I am listing 5 major things that have happened in my life in the past 5 years . I hope they are things that would have made him proud and happy .
1= I remarried . It was Mark's wish that if I did so I should marry a good man . That I have done with my darling Cal.
2=With Cal's help ,we finished the house Mark and I had started remodeling ( No small undertaking!!!!) and another wish of his.
3 = I traveled to Bora Bora , Mexico , Europe , and the Caribbean (twice) as well as many little get aways across the country most of them art retreats.
4= I mastered the computer!Which is such an aid in the completely new direction my art has taken. No longer do I paint what art directors tell me to ... but I create what I want and I am loving it!!!
5 =We bought a 2nd home in Arizona .I will sneak this one in too .I got a dog, My sweet Peanut. And Mark's beloved Boo Boo kitty is still with us. She is 14 1/2!!!
So Mark you said you knew I would find my way and I have . So here's to you my" Handsome wonder boy". You are still in my heart and on my mind. Always and forever....