Sunday, May 22, 2011

One Day At A Time

It seems hard to believe that my Dad has been gone for three weeks.  I miss him more than words can describe.  I am taking one day at a time with some being more difficult than others.  At times it seems as though it were all a dream --- that it didn't really happen at all.  That when I go to my parents home, I will find my Dad just where he always was--- sitting in his favorite chair reading or watching TV.    

After my Dad's funeral, Alex suggested that we go away somewhere for a night.  Just to unwind and relax a bit.  It has been some time since we went away together just the two of us so we began searching the web to find the perfect place---not too far away but somewhere fun and different.  We decided that Berlin Ohio would be perfect. About 2 1/2 hours from home a small town filled with Amish charm.  We stayed at a wonderful inn called "The Inn at Honey Run".  It was set right in the middle of a beautiful forest.  My Dad would have loved this inn.




The property of the inn was just beautiful.  Little ponds and wood chip covered trails for guests to admire and explore.  And our room was just as lovely.

My favorite part of our room was the floor to ceiling windows in the corner.  We you reclined in those comfortable chairs it felt like you were right out in the forest.  All types of birds flew by and there was even a little bird building a nest in the tree right outside of the window.
Here is the view from our window...


(close up of the creek at the base of the hill)

(close up of the farm across the way)
When we were not relaxing in our room there was a wonderful great room for us to use.

 The little town of Berlin was as cute as could be----filled with wonderful little shops. So we did a little shopping......





My favorite shop was called Millers Dry Goods.  Just look at these photos and you will see why...


 After shopping we did a little eating....

and then a little sight seeing....





We really had a wonderful time.  It was just what I needed. 
So I will continue to take things day by day knowing that time will ease my sadness but never erase the memories of my Dad. 

13 comments:

The Catnap Cottage said...

so sorry for your loss! keep putting one foot in front of the other and, as time goes past, it will get easier! glad y'all got away to such a wonderful place. take care of yourself! xx c

Shirley said...

Hi Mimi, I enjoyed seeing your pictures tonight especially of the Miller Drygood store. I found them on line and have ordered from them. They have as nice as store as I thought They did. I liked the view outside your window and looked a very enjoyable place to visit. I know it is hard with your dad. I lost my dad on Christmas day the year he died. It was so hard and each Christmas is begining to get a little less painful. It takes time, but with family support is will. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Scrap for Joy said...

The Inn certainly looks like a charming retreat and there wasn't a lack of things to occupy your rainy days. (Alex gets a gold star for patience while fabric shopping *wink*) I love the soda fountain counter!
Grieving take its own time..it's OK to feel what you're feeling. We're all here to boost you up when you need it.
xoxo
Joyce

Heidi said...

Hi Mimi,
Your photos are so soothing to the soul...I'm sure you were comforted some from God's beautiful nature. May God {hug} your heart and soul and continue to comfort and heal.
~Heidi

PS We have trilium growing on our property here in Oregon!

Country Dreaming said...

Day by day is the best way. It seems slow but it does work.
Prayers being sent your way.

Melinda

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

It looks like you had such a wonderful time, Mimi. The pictures were fantastic. I'm glad you had the chance to get away with your husband. Things seem so surreal in the beginning after the death of a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless. xoxo

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Janelle said...

Looks like a lovely place to getaway to, Mimi. Time does ease the pain. But, thankfully, the memories live on and just become sweeter. Can't believe my dad's been gone nearly 10 years -- but his impact on my life will never be gone. My love to you... along with continued prayers.

Mimi Sue said...

The first year is the hardest but it seems to never get totally easy. Over time the pain gets a little less hurtful. So glad you were able to get away with your sweetie. Looks like a fun place. Mimi

NanE said...

Mimi, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you because I too was a Daddy's girl.
I grew up right near Berlin and know the area very well. The Inn on Honey Run is a lovely place. There are so many cool little shops in that area, you could spend days and days going through all of them. Sending hugs and prayers your way for healing, Nan

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~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Mimi, I was looking through my blogs and saw yours and just wanted to stop by and let you know that I have been thinking about you--I also noticed that my comment to this post isn't here...But I know that last weekend was no doubt difficult for you, and hope you are doing well and your heart is starting to heal from the loss of your Father. While I know it never will completely, I hope that the sting of the loss is easing just a little... Take care...

starrynightimpressions said...

Mimi, I am sad to hear the news about your dad. The memories you have of him sound so wonderful and yes we all will meet again on that marvelous day. My dad also has copd and lately has been not sounding good and I dread the day I will have to say goodbye to him on this earth but take solace that we will see each other again in eternity. Peace to you and your family,
deborah

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Hi Mimi. I was thinking about you and wanted to say hello. I miss your wonderful posts and hope everything is going well with you. I hope you come back soon. : ) Take care and God bless. xoxo

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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