The aftermath of Dad's death, and the ensuing funeral, have left my body and mind and spirit in shock. I'm so tired that I have been unable to work, hopefully, I will return tomorrow.
The celebration of Dad's life was amazing, the day was beautiful, the number of people who came to pay their respects was such a tribute to his life and our family. The services were so lovely and all the words spoken were so touching.
Siblings at Sam's after the funeral.
The party continued on Saturday evening and I love this photo. Brother, Sam is telling a story about my Dad and the smiles and laughter were so contageous.
Sam carried Bob around and we all had a lovely pat just before heading home.
Sunday, was a day to say good-bye to those family members who had come so far to celebrate Dad's life. Daughter, Anne was last to leave but couldn't go without a stop at the Canal for a breath of Cape Cod air in her favorite place. It was so lovely to have my dear daughter near. Her leaving is only eased by the fact that I will be with her again next week. We will be spending a week together at the house she and her husband own on Eleuthera in the Bahamas. I think the warmth and her company will help to heal me.
Grief is a strange place, I am so tired that I can hardly move, staring into space, crying, and having times of happy memories. My goal right now is to get my physical self restored by resting as much as I can. Later I will deal with the other aspects of this journey.
Kindness and love have surrounded me both in my daily life and from my on-line friends and I am so very grateful. LM was incredibly loving, supportive and helpful.
It is almost Spring!!