Saturday, 19 July 2014

Time

The days are passing so quickly, and yet it feels like it has been an age since the FH died already.  It has been nearly two weeks, and so much has happened, so many people have come into our lives from his past, and we have reconnected with people from our past.

A wonderful coffin has been made for the FH, and I have seen it and wondered at the love which has been poured into the construction and engraving of it.  Cards are still coming, but the visitors have slowed up a bit this week, which is a good thing, because I still have to finish writing the eulogy.  The YFG has been at school and had support from her closest friends.

I have been touched by the willingness and determination of people to come to the funeral, and sorry that I am not going to be able to spend the time with each one of them that I would want to, just through the pressures of time.  People are travelling from Leicestershire, Edinburgh, Norfolk, London, Northamptonshire, London, Lincolnshire, and those are just the ones that I know about.  The girls are a little bewildered at the outpouring of people from the FH's past who are coming forward.

And, friends, I have applied for a job.  Just 18.5 hours a week in a local secondary school adult education office, to start in September.  I think it would be perfect, so I am hoping that I get through the interviews on Monday.  It is not the best timing in the world for now, but the job commences in September, which will be good for me.  The EFG will be at uni, the YFG will be going back to school, and it will be good for me to have some structure in my life - it is a temporary fixed term contract for a year, so it would help to get me started for now.  If I am unsuccessful with this particular application, I shall keep looking, and be glad of the practise with the application forms and letters!

13 comments:

Angela said...

Hoping and praying that this job works out- it sounds like just the right thing for you at this time. I will be thinking of you especially on Monday at the interview.
And as you say, practice at writing applications, CVs and interviews is always useful, so even if this one is not 'It', it will help prepare you for the job that HAS got your name on it.

Tuesday will be a celebration of a good life- and an opportunity for many folk to both share fond memories of FH, AND to show you and the girls how much you are loved. I hope tomorrow at Chapel is not too emotional for you

Love and prayers- Ang xx

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

The job sounds absolutely perfect for you, I will keep fingers etc crossed.
It sounds as if even the bigger chapel will be packed out, what a lot of people FH knew from so many places.

Mindo said...

Thinking of you at this very difficult time, and wishing you luck at your job interview. Having something to look forward to, and keep you busy, would be very helpful indeed.

sweet blondie blue eyes said...

Congratulations on getting an interview for a job, we do hope you are successful, it sounds just what you will need once the hurly burly of the past months is past and you will be able to focus on the future.

Take care, as always our thoughts and prayers are with you and FH's family through what us, we know, a very difficult time.

Anne.

Judy Y said...

All the best for your job interview, I hope it goes really well. Will be thinking of you!

xx

Wee Lass said...

So much luck for Monday. Thinking of you and your family - lots. You're an inspiration to many you know. Myself included.

Kim @ Him, Him Me said...

Hope & pray you find work soon. Will be thinking of you all this week. love and prayers for you all

Bridget said...

Best of luck for your interview xx
Keep us informed of how it goes. Whichever way it does go I honestly think it's meant to be. It's either been sent to you to help at this particular time if it doesn't work out then there will be a reason for that too. I'm not explaining myself very well but I think you'll know what I mean.

Morgan said...

I do, Bridget - thank you. That is what I think as well xx

Thank you all, for such encouraging and supportive comments - I am always grateful that people take time to say hello and share their thoughts - it is good to hear from you all xx

veeknits19 said...

Hope all goes well tomorrow, will be thinking of you, Vee x

Lyssa Medana said...

Sending big hugs and good wishes. Look after yourself. I hope the interview goes great. I am praying for you. WS xxx

rabbitquilter said...

Good luck for tomorrow! Will be thinking of you. X

Louise said...

Just wanted to wish you luck tomorrow and to say I will be thinking about you all on Tuesday Louise xx