One of the ways that I have dealt with my grief is going on trips. If you missed my earlier post where I talked about the different things I have done to help me, you can find it here. The first time I was out of the house for more than 8 hours (aka work) was a girls trip to Sedona, Arizona. And my goodness, I want to go back. It is absolutely beautiful out there.
We drove up there for the day, at some lunch and walked around the shopping center and stopped for a drink and some snacks. Just enjoyed each other’s company and relaxed for a bit.
I was really just there to enjoy the ride. Everything was still speeding around me while I was just coasting through the days. I did enjoy being outside and getting some fresh air. It was really nice because my best friends from back home in Texas came out to see me and spend the weekend with me and my Arizona loves.
I was starting to make new memories that I could look forward to looking at in the aftermath. To me that is what was really important, since all that was surrounding me was negative or sad thoughts. I just needed some happiness to get things headed back in the right direction.
If you are wondering about the shirts we are wearing, memorial shirts were made for him. I designed that logo for Chris. It says Ride in Paradise, with his years and in the center is an H for Hendo or Henderson. It is kinda hard to tell it is an H but that is the style he would have wanted. He would have loved them. 🙂