This was a really hard week for us, and now the "work" of wrapping up someone's life is either done or a lot of progress has been made. Mom had a wonderful send off but the weather was not very good...cold and rain battled us. She was so beautiful in life and in death. I know death is not something any of us want to talk about but I do encourage you all to have a conversation about it!
We were so happy when we got word her oldest brother and sister would be attending, they made a heroic drive down with their families so we had 10 family members at her entombment. One miracle was in searching for some photos we wanted to share at her visitation my sister found a sealed envelope with my Aunt Jeans name on it, mom's sister. She had written her a special thought and never for some reason given it to her so that was given..and what a sweet message it was. A treasure forever.
I am ok so far but each day leaves that empty feeling of "I really miss Mom", I can't have any more conversations with her, all the remaining wisdom of her lifetime she took with her, now we are completely on our own...she had always been there for each one of us...I don't know how a single child deals with this without my sisters I would have had a complete meltdown.