My Life for the Past Five Months
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
I lost my son almost six years ago at age 21, a devestating experience that will affect me always.
In the last five months, we (my DH and I )have had four family funerals, for three of which we were in charge of making arrangements, and we also were involved in three seperate 24/7 vigils at the hospital, one of which lasted two weeks. All of the hospital stays and funerals were out of town.
My parents died of strokes this summer 25 days apart. My father had dementia, so it was easier to let him go, but my mom's death was rather a shock.
I am doing okay, but it has been an exhausting period of time, physically and emotionally.
I hope this trend doesn't continue, but my DH has an aunt who seems to be extremely frail, and she has no children, so the family will have to get involved once again.
There will be four empty places at my family's Christmas table, the same as it was at Thanksgiving, since my DD will be away again. I am not looking forward to my side's family Christmas.
Now I need to come up with the energy to clean and decorate for Christmas. Since I have fibromyalgia, this will be that much more of an effort, but it will probably be a good idea for me emotionally to make the place look nice.