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Friday morning


Friday, January 31, 2014

I am up and getting ready for school. It is likely that we will have a normal day today = first one all week. It is supposed to get WAY up in the 30s today and even above freezing for the first time in ages.

My (step)brother and SIL and I have been talking every night - we have become super SUPER close. My stepbrother Buddy who is still dealing with colon cancer will be coming home this weekend. He is still very weak and if the tests next week go well, the surgery to reconnect his colon will take place the following week. He is really sunken in depression as well as not being up to his normal strength. We worry about him. His brother and SIL (the ones I have become so close with) are making arrangements for him as he didn't even bother to call his doctors about follow up appointments. The third step brother's wife has announced she doesn't DO FUNERALS because she would rather celebrate LIFE - we tried to tell her that WE ARE CELEBRATING HELEN'S LIFE and are NOT having a FUNERAL but a Memorial Service and Celebration of LIFE - but she is a bit strange and thus not coming with her husband. My BROTHER and SIL and I have agreed that even if NOBODY came except US it would still be a CELEBRATION - we are the ones who have been there through thick and thin and it will be wonderful. We all admitted that there is NO GUARANTEE that any of us will be able to "hold it together" tomorrow as we are just so filled with our loss.

Today is an easy day at school and we will be doing some crafts because they are coming around to observe us today - we will also be watching some movies, and having a generally kick back day.

I was surprised to receive a card from our school board and superintendent - even when my son and my father died, I did not get a card from them. I really felt pleased with that. Have been getting calls and cards and lots of love surrounding me.

Have a blessed day and make it one that touches your heart and soul with love and kindness - do something nice for someone you love - both of you will be honored in the doing and the sharing. Bless each other with it.
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GODS_TEMPLE 1/31/2014 8:28PM

    Helen is celebrating with our LORD...so why not celebrate with her!

Tears of sorrow because you miss her, can be accompanied by tears of joy at her good fortune...and that is perfectly normal!

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JESS0107 1/31/2014 9:56AM

    My prayers are with you through this tough time!!

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SYDLETZIII 1/31/2014 8:31AM

    My prayers will continue for your brother. I understand your sisters point, many see the funerals as away to say goodbye to love ones (you are rare in what they mean), I to do not go to funerals and my will makes it clear I am not to have one, my family knows, understands, and respects my choice/reason. Have a great day at school and enjoy the up coming weekend.

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CRAFTSFAN1 1/31/2014 7:35AM

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PATSYB7 1/31/2014 6:50AM

    Thinking of you during this difficult time. Glad you have the support of family and coworkers.
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