Tuesday, January 18, 2011


visited my dad and spent some quality time 
eating chocolate covered frozen bananas
with rainbow sprinkles
in honor of my mom...
one of her favorites.
she loved Balboa Island
and we spent the day savoring it all...
including the ferry across the water
towards the Pacific and Balboa Peninsula.
this little guy knows how to traverse the water in style.
just thought I'd let you see I really am doing OK...
smiles and tears each day
and only one day at a time is required.
a little sun and sand doesn't hurt,
but the airplane carried me back home to the rain,
and you know what?
it is just fine by me -
it's winter after all.

and I got to spend time with the giggly girls 
in art club today...
making doggies
and naming them 
and writing doggy stories.
here is mine.
what a happy little fellow -
gives me hope for the future...


  1. Oh Pamela how wonderful it must have been having such a day with your dad! The pictures are great and your dad has an amazing smile! I can see you inherited it.
    I love the dogs your girls made, they are a cheerful bunch and must have been fun to make.
    Have a good evening Pamela...
    Tina xo

  2. Im soo glad u are doing ok, it does take one day at a time glad u had a great time with ur dad. Love the doggies:O)

  3. so sorry to hear about your mom. i went through your posts and wow, she wrote amazing poems! wonderful that you were able to spend time with your dad. that is always precious.

  4. It's good to see that you and your family are supporting each other and celebrating your Mom.

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    I pray God Blesses you with His peace and love.

  6. I am so sorry to hear about you loss...It looks like you had such a wonderful relationship. I'm glad to see you were able to spend time with you dad. I also read the poems by your mom that you posted, they are really beautiful. What a gift.

  7. Hi from Misty's class. Gentle thoughts from me xo.

  8. The pictures are beautiful Pam. LOVE you!

  9. What a beautiful post, Pamela! It looks like you had some enjoyable company on your trip. I am glad to hear God is giving you hope & comfort during this difficult time. I am still praying for you & your family.

    Your "Spot-the-dog" creation is adorable!! :)

    Gloria xoxo

  10. Glad you have the 'giggly girls' and the other sweet kids to bring you joy and hope in the midst of your grief.

  11. you and your dad eating the banana's....so sweet! i just wanted to say hi and i'm thinking of you.

  12. I've been thinking about you and your Mom. Glad to know you are ok. Love that you had that treat with your Dad. Sending you a big hug.