Daughter Lise stayed with me for two months after John died. She worked from home starting at 5 in the morning (11 am in Denmark) and then spent hours every day organizing our junk. Neighbor Bob took a truckload of trash to the dump, and Sarah and Nathaniel posed with the almost finished garage days later.
As a reward, Lise, David, and I went out to eat several times.
Sarah and grandson Nathaniel came for several hours when in this area of the state. Nate went through things Lise had put aside for him to see.
We were happy he wanted a ship model that John had been given from one of the companies he worked for.
I’m blessed in having relatives who will pose willingly when we get together.
We record events of a visit, too. A headlight was out on Sarah’s car. When Lise pointed it out, they knew what tools to use and how to coax it to shine again. I liked the victory pose.
Of course, we all miss John and talked about him a lot. He would have joined in the laughter and teasing if he had been here.