I have been on an organizing binge - over the holiday break, I did the office - every drawer, every file folder. This month I have done the pantry, closets, drawers, linen cabinet - whew. I have purchased dozens of large clear rectangular containers with snap on lids and have labeled everything. I love that labeler. There is something very satisfying about opening the closet and seeing that level of orderliness.
Many of the closets I have organized still had Tom's personal things on shelves or in drawers. Many memories - but not those heart stopping emotions - defintely an abiding sense of gratitude for our life and our love.
It feels wonderful to have everything so tidy. To be able to put my hands on anything I want or need in the house. Ahhhhhh - to have your insides and outsides congruent. The chaos of the last two years is subsiding - the acceptance of the now is growing.