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The Forever Ache

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I'm not sure where to begin this post. There's so much to say, and for once, I'm at a loss for words. I'll start with the facts, and see where that leads us. November 27th, 2018 mom passed peacefully at home with Dad there. I'm glad that he was there for her, and that she wasn't in pain or afraid. Those were some of my biggest fears surrounding mom's eventual passing.
When it happened, I wasn't really sure what to think. I had thought for some time that she was in serious decline, but Dad was very optimistic that she would bounce back. (As crazy as that sounds - she had a habit of bouncing back from what seemed like the brink. She had more than 9 lives...) I kept it together for Dad's sake, and because my Uncle Paul and I had a really eye opening discussion. He told me that there would be all the time in the world later to mourn and toss myself around like a Victorian damsel in distress - for now there was work to be done.
During my bereavement leav…