When All is Said and Done
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The services are over, the flowers have been dispersed, a life has been celebrated.
The services yesterday were beautiful. One of my friends from work, a minister co-led the services with my usual minister. They did a beautiful job. Many people came and shared funny and poignant memories of mom. My neighbors from across the street got all the neighbors organized and led the caravan to the church. Family from all over came and it felt awesome to be surrounded by love and support.
My best friend and soul mate from Vt, Kevin, came down for the weekend and I can't begin to tell you how much I needed him here. He ran interference for me when needed and was a welcome source of strength, comfort, and support. We have always been there for each other. Kevin, who doesn't like tofu, even ate my Tofu Salsa Stew and declared it delicious and filling. He had planned to go to the store and get some turkey or something as he didn't think the stew would be enough until he ate it. It was nice to be able to focus on some mundane things like cooking for a loved one vs focus on sadness. Kevin and I took a long walk in the Fall foliage and talked before he had to leave today.
So...all is said and done. I am still feeling numb, like I am going through the motions. But I am putting one foot in front of the other. Kev made sure I ate, slept, and took care of myself this weekend.
Tomorrow I return to work and life goes on. Thanks everyone for the support.
This is Kevin.