Patch of Blue


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Hi everyone! Welcome to 50 Shades of Gray Hair. 50 Shades is my blog of life over the hill, where each day is full of delicious opportunities to earn another gray hair. I stopped declaring war on the gray when I began this blog years ago. Instead, I embrace and celebrate them along with whatever life decides to throw my way, with (sarcasm forward) humor and an optimistic eye to the future. I think. I hope? I don't know. At any's real, it's honest, it's full of 4 letter words, and it's me...on a platter. I sincerely welcome you all to my porch....♥♥Rhonda

19 thoughts on “Patch of Blue”

    1. He was there in spirit I’m sure. His love for family knew no bounds. We missed seeing you all this year too…I’m hoping we can make it up for the next one. xx


    1. I’m always taking photos of the moon, but that night, I was struck by the color. I looked online to see if there was something special about the moon’s phase this time of year, and was stunned to see the moon’s age on that day. It just reinforces my belief that he is here, holding her hand as she takes what must feel like giant steps in her new life without his physical presence. It’s a tough one Kelly, I’ll be honest…but these little things help. And thank you, yes, I have a pretty wonderful family.

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      1. Well she’s so lucky to have you there to help. There are many transitions in life, and I agree with you that this one is one of the hardest. You have a beautiful way of remembering him with the beauty of the moon.

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  1. Beautifully done, SB. Thanks for sharing this, and I hope your Mom knows that he is watching over her. That really is an amazing coincidence… but then I don’t know that such things can be coincidences.

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    1. I agree NB…I don’t think in terms of coincidence. I think it’s much deeper than that, and I hope she sees it the way I do. It’s not been an easy time, but I’m glad we are together…I think it helps.


    1. Thank you Jules…he’s the one thing missing in all the changes lately, so I wanted to remind myself (and Mom) that he’s really always here. Think of you often and always cheering you on xxxx

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  2. This is beautiful and I don’t believe in coincidences either. Your Dad is with you and with Your Mom. I’m glad you have a wonderful family, it is a sense of strength and warmth in the winds of change. Take care of yourself too.

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