Dear blogging friends,
I have been out of pocket recently for many reasons...you remember that I graduated on May 1st!!!
Well, my dear sweet Mother passed away unexpectedly on April 30th. We were very shocked and devastated, but she did not linger or suffer, and that is a blessing. She was a widow for 29 years and made the best of any situation. She was a truly happy person and lived life to the fullest. She loved to read the classics and had a wonderful library of literature. She was artistic and loved music. She volunteered at the local hospital, and was selected Volunteer of the Year recently. She achieved her goal of visiting all 50 states and enjoyed traveling. She was 85.
My family told me that I must go ahead and march in graduation. I wasn't sure if it was the proper thing to do, but they assured me that she would want for me to do so. It was hard to do, but I am glad that I went ahead and participated in commencement. My brother, husband, son, and daughter-in-law were there with me.
Her service was lovely. The priest mixed scripture with literature quotes. There was a bag piper at the cemetery. The flowers were pretty and the Spring weather was lovely. Everything was so green. She is now at rest beside my Daddy.
We are all doing ok. I am so thankful that she was neat and extremely organized. She lived 90 miles from me so I am having to go to her condo when I can to take care of things. I am now committed to making my own home and everything neat and easy like hers, so that my child will not be burdened when my time comes! I have never thought about it before, but I am so lucky in that respect!
Thank you for reading this post. It wasn't easy to write, but I know that this is how things are supposed to be. We are at peace and I am very honored that I had such loving and wonderful parents. I hope to carry on their legacy.