Wednesday, December 19, 2018

This post seems kind of silly now because I lost my Dad early Tuesday morning.   He was finally transferred from the hospital here in my city to his hometown rehab center on Sunday.  I am posting a tribute to him tomorrow.  I am at peace because I didn’t want him to suffer and I’m glad he made it “home”, but this all happened so quickly, so I think I’m also still in shock.   I wanted to tell you because you have been so sweet with your messages of support.  Thank you, truly, from the bottom of my heart.  Come back for my tribute tomorrow or not if it’s too much right now.  I will probably take a break until Monday but this space has helped me.

I think the undershirt is a little too clingy.  This velvet kimono was only $20 last year, MJ green pants, and my Mia Sofia Clogs.  I love these shoes.  It was a milder weather day I think.  

Hub doesn’t smile in pictures.  It’s a family thing.  This was his work party Thursday night.  MJ velvet pants, black consignment pumps, Old Navy $15 metallic shirt, and old Target wrap.  

Thursday was a late night so Friday was a ponytail day.  Old Navy tunic, Old Navy vest, old jeans that I will donate because the rear is seriously almost ripping out, and black booties.  

Monday was jeans day and these are Vigoss jeans that are really my only pair I want to keep, same clogs, and a Free People top that I ordered from my Nordstrom gift card winnings.  

Over the break, I plan to do a major closet purge and only keep things that I really love and that flatter.  I also plan to start a health campaign for myself in honor of my Dad who I ran with for many, many years.  He was a lifelong runner to stay healthy and was still running 6 weeks ago.  I started running at age 22 and kept running until I was 28 and we ran a few races together and would run whenever I was home.  I then took up running again around age 32 and ran until my neck started giving me issues.  So, I don’t know what exercise I will do.  I have to think about it.  

Thanks for reading!

Amy 

36 thoughts on “What I Wore Wednesday

  1. I’m so very sorry for your loss!!! I can’t imagine what you’re feeling, but please know you really are in my prayers. I pray God gives you continued peace through this. Much love!!

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  2. Oh Amy! I am so sorry and so devastated. That happened way too quickly and I am praying for you all. It is hard to see the ones we love suffer and yet still hard to say goodbye. Sure wish I lived closer to come give you a big hug and help your family out with meals and things. Gosh I am stunned.
    I think embarking on a health campaign in your dad’s honor is such a great idea.
    Hugs to you my friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Thank you Kellyann. The past 6 weeks have been shocking, emotional, painful, and so much more. I spent hours by his side and told him I loved him daily so I am at peace with that but I will feel his loss greatly and am not sure how I will deal with it. Thank you for all of your kind words.

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  3. So, so sorry to hear about your Dad. He sounds like an amazing man and I can’t believe he went from running 6 weeks ago to this. It goes to show us that we are not promised tomorrow and that we truly need to love our people on the daily. I’m glad you were able to spend time with him and that he knew how much you loved him. Take care of yourself during this difficult season. The sun will come out again. I promise.

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  4. I am very sorry to hear about your dad. I am sending prayers to you and your family and Hope that you will be able to find peace in you are wonderful memories of your dad.

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  5. I am so sorry Amy. It is so hard to lose a parent. I pray that the Lord’s peace will wrap around you and your entire family during this time. Like you said, so thankful he didn’t have to suffer long, but it doesn’t make it any easier. Hugs friend
    Kelly

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    1. Thank you Kelly. Your words bring me comfort and I appreciate you leaving me a comment. This isn’t really what people want to read on blogs right now I know.

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  6. I am a fairly new follower and was saddened to read of the passing of your father. I lost my father July 1st and my mother Christmas will be 4 years. Anyway who has lost a parent knows what you are dealing with but a loss during the holidays just adds a level of sadness. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you Pamela. It helps me to talk to others who have gone through this. I’m sorry for your loss. Yes it is never easy but holidays make it that much harder. We have a lot to be thankful for, though. Hope you keep reading!

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  7. Praying for you and your family. Hoping you find peace in that your dad is no longer suffering. Keep your memories and loved ones close.

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  8. So sorry to read about your loss of your dad. I have lost both my parents in the last three years, so I really feel for you. Prayers ascending for your family’s peace and comfort.

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    1. Thank you Maggie and I’m so sorry. It’s so hard. You just think they will always be there and you go off living your life and then they get old. Thank you for commenting.

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  9. Amy, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I stumbled across your blog reading Friday favorites from momfessionals, and as a teacher myself (pre-K in a school district) I love reading your thoughts and advice. I’m always encouraged by your work family balance. You and your family will be in my prayers during this difficult holiday season, and I pray for a peace and happy memories to comfort your heart.

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer and nice to meet another teacher! It’s hard to achieve balance and some weeks are better than others. The last weeks have taught me that I’m stronger than I thought and how much I love my sweet students. There are good kids out there and I hate when they get a bad rap. Hope you’ll keep reading! Blessings to you and yours.

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  10. Amy. I’m so sorry for your loss. It is difficult to lose a parent, especially at the holidays. My dad died suddenly in his 70s also and I was totally unprepared. We lived in different states, but I had just spent the weekend with him and I can tell you that it gives me peace that we had been together, just hanging out. I think you will be so thankful that you were able to be with him so much in the past few weeks, letting him feel the love of you and your family. My heart is with you and your family the next few days.

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    1. Thank you Nancy. What a blessing that you had just spent time but it doesn’t make the loss feel any less. There were many blessings involved and I’m trying to focus on celebrating him this weekend. Thank you again for your kind words and thoughts.

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