Where's the song ~~ "Don't let your daughters grow up to marry a Cowboy" ?

​​​​​​​Life is tough! Requires hard physical work, long, long days of pain, dirt, and broken fingernails.​
​Days of frigid cold & scorching heat; through the dust & mud; daybreak into the darkness of nite~~​
​the heart & body becomes toughened & weathered replicating leather!​
​A forever constant factor for a real Cowboy's Wife is tons of sweat, oceans of tears and a constant 'drought' in the wallet!​
​​​​​​​​​IF​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ she wants to spend anytime at all with her Cowboy, she must do as he does, you become partners!​
​​​​​​Kick off your boots, grab a cup of coffee, sit back and envision yourself in my life!​
​... It really isn't that bad! There are many rewards to be had to make it a great lifestyle! ...​ ​​​​​​​

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Older We Get...

...Life happens/changes too fast!

I'm still here...just in a "zone"...forgive me, for I know this will pass.
I've been busy creating that "special project" for our son's return from the mid-east in March, and with the time quickly approaching for the one year 'anniversary', if that is what one calls it, of my worst day ever....my Dad's passing...on my "watch".....my emotions are a bit like being on a roller coaster!
With these thoughts and feelings sitting on the verge of ????, I got word last week of the passing of one of my favorite ladies...a blogger, an artist, a writer.....and an incredible woman! She was only 50 and up until the few weeks before passing, one would never have known she was ill. Her heart, her zest for life and her inspiration was bigger than anyone's I know! She sent me several pieces of her artwork from the UK a few years ago, and I will cherish them for ever. When I got the email from "her"....I was so excited to open it.....only it wasn't from her! But her daughter.
Losing my Dad....and now a very dear friend, I feel such an emptiness in my life....
Yet...I feel so blessed and happy that they filled my heart, my life and my mind with priceless treasures I can carry with me each and every day!

It is a hard time right now...and my Mom is having a tougher time...so I will be here sporadically, for awhile. I will head over to Mom's shortly, to hopefully help her through these weeks....and what would have been their 64th Anniversary.....the same day as Dad passed.

(Don't give up on me....I need you all in my life too!)
Cowboy Wife


dickiebo said...

We're with you, ol' pal!

wordmama said...

Big hugs going out to you WOW. Losing a loved one is that scab that never quite heals. I hope that you can spend the day with your mum reliving the happy memories you created together.

Mrs Mom said...

Know the feeling well WoW. We lost Dear Husband's Dad coming on a year ago, and we are staying close to watch over his Mom now.

Knee mail for you from our corner!

Shirley said...

I lost my mom 2 years ago, and was with her when she passed. Our love doesn't diminish just because they are gone. My mom was a woman of strong faith, and it is a comfort to me to have that same faith.
Hugs to you and your mom, and I pray that the good memories will comfort you and strengthen you.

gel aka artsygel said...

Oh sweetie, if only I could hug you, to give you the tiniest bit of reprieve.

Life has been tough here for a couple of years. Those cycles are sure hard to weather but friends in real life and internet DO help. That is why I returned to blogging with the only one hopeful post up so far. That people connection helps so much. And, you, were one of my most cherished commenters who wrote from her heart.

Look how many folks are and have been here for you, dear WOW.

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Janice said...

You have a full plate for sure. I hope you and your Mom can have some happy moments in your memories together.So sad about your friend,that is much to young...it is good though that she was a vibrant force in your life...that is something you can hold onto for the rest of your life.

Vaquerogirl said...

Give up on YOU! NEVER!
We will give you strength, hope faith, inspiration and laughter! We will give you guff, lip,smiles,grimaces and the occasional cyber high five. We will give you consolation and prayers and hugs if you want them( no pressure!).
As someone else reminded me- This too shall pass.
God Bless you all~

Far Side of Fifty said...

Sending you a hug! It is good to hear from you again..life goes on no matter what..we just have to make the best of every day we have. I hope your project goes well and your Mom is comforted by her good memories. :)

fernvalley01 said...

Love and hugs to you my sweet friend, I will be here when you are back

DesertHen said...

(((HUGS))) Honor those emotions that you are feeling now. It will only continue to help the healing process. Sometimes the horse bucks, but you just gotta hang on cause it will get better!! Love ya!

LL said...

Dern sobbin' women...


Emma Rose said...

Just stopping in to say hello!

Big sloppy Border Collie kisses,
Emma Rose

The Wife said...

So sorry for all the loss you have been thru. But one thing I know about cowgirls, we're tough. big hugs from Texas...

Far Side of Fifty said...

Just stopping by to check on you! :)