A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Thursday, August 24, 2023

End of August and reinventing life


This has definitely been my constant thought the last months... nearly a year... as we faced the progression of  the disease my beloved husband of 49 years has faced for nearly 30 years.

I lost him 4 days short of a his birthday in June, as he peacefully transitioned from life here into the presence of our Lord Jesus, on a Sunday morning, just at the time we would have begun worship in church. 

His worship celebration must have been unimaginably glorious!

Japonica... by contemporary artist Denise Perrin, born 1950

As I contemplate the future I am praying and thinking about what my new life will be. I am so grateful for my daughter, son in law and grandson who moved to the area here 2 years ago to be near us. Between them and the Lord, I would not have coped. My helpers and props were definitely Faith, Family and Friends.

By Judy May

I am planning to get back to blogging, for myself, and because I still have my small business Antiques And Teacups.

The business is both a reminder of something we shared for so many years as well as something I can focus on and be productive rather than sadness. So it is welcome.

I will be posting things I add to the shop first, then perhaps be ready to get back to the type of blog posts I have loved to do in the past, celebrating holidays, research, teacups and enjoying tea with friends!

By poet and author Earlene Grey



  1. Ruth, I’m truly touched by your post about your dear husband and companion. So sorry you didn’t make it to a golden anniversary, which would have been a small comfort. I pray our gracious and faithful Heavenly Father fill every bittersweet memory with His boundless mercy and surpassing love. I look forward to being a new follower of your blog!

  2. I am sorry for your loss. I can relate as I lost my husband 5 years ago and it feels like yesterday. You are blessed to have your family for support. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to reading your blog. I love all things tea! Have a nice day! Judy :)

  3. Dear Ruth, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. He suffered so long it is also a relief to hear that he no longer does and especially that he lives in perfect health now in the presence of the Lord!

  4. I am sorry for your earthly loss. Sending prayers. God bless you.


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