Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I have returned. Again.

I promise I'm not starting and stopping just to get attention. I am not competing for the title of World's Most Inconsistent Blogger. But just when I think I'm back on track...

My mom passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3. I never even saw the Super Bowl that I had so eagerly anticipated. Instead, I spent my evening making plane reservations, rental car reservations, and packing for a trip to Georgia.

My mom had a good life. She had not struggled with illness. She was as healthy as an 83 year old could possibly be. But that didn't stop the heart attack.

It was a long week of sadness, travel, finalizing plans, seeing family that I had not seen in years, and taking the first baby steps in the long process of dealing with her home and her belongings and any financial issues that need to be dealt with. And that process won't be an easy one to accomplish long distance...so I know I'll be traveling back and forth from CT to GA several times over the next few months. In fact, I'll be there again for part of next week.

This is two unexpected and very sad deaths in our family in just 9 weeks. That is too much. I'm crossing my fingers that my family can get a little bit of a break from such sadness.

And as I travel back and forth, I'll post when I can. I'm sure there will be observations and stories to tell.

For one thing...it is quite a shock to the biological system to board a plane in Atlanta when it is 69 degrees...and step off that same plane just two and half hours later in Connecticut where it was 22 degrees. The temperature changed very quickly. My body did not adjust at that same pace! Brrrrrr!!!

26 comments:

barefoot gardener said...

Oh, gosh, Em. I am so sorry for your loss. And here I bopped over to tell you that I had given you an award.

Take care of yourself, I will be thinking of you. The award will still be around whenever you are ready.

Let us know if you need anything.

Jazz said...

I'm so sorry Em. My sincerest condolences.

furiousBall said...

My condolences friend. Best wishes to you and yours.

charlotta-love said...

I hope your family has a break from sadness as well. :o(

I'm in Georgia every other weekend. I'll wave as I pass the airport.

Thomas said...

My prayers are very much with you. Just hang onto the good thoughts and memories.

It can be tough, but you have a good family to help.

TV

jorvik said...

I'm sincerely sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

Be well.

May said...

Oh no! I am sorry for the terrible loss.
A tight hug,
C.

EsLocura said...

Besos and hugs and plenty of warm positive thoughts.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I'm so sorry Em. (((HUGS))) You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Jenster said...

I'm so sorry, Em.

meno said...

Oh, i am so sorry. You have had a difficult winter. :(

tulipmom said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your mother. I hope the near future holds some happier times for your family.

Star said...

em, I am truly sorry for your loss. Sounds like you will be busy for a while. Take are of yourself.

Darren said...

My sympathies. Given the temperatures this week, you should have stayed in Atlanta for a while though.

Autumn said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom, My thoughts are with you and your family

Kati said...

Wow... Em, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom!!!! I'm glad to hear that she wasn't in loads of pain for ages prior to her death, but that doesn't stop the sudden pain that her death brings for the rest of y'all. My thoughts & prayers are with you as you adjust to live without your Mom around. May you find comfort & peace in the memories you have of your time with her, and your faith in whichever version of the afterlife you believe she is currently enjoying.

Melody said...

I'm sorry to hear this Em. My thought are with you and your family at this time... We'll still be here so no need to rush back. Take your time.

Beth said...

awww Em....I'm so very sorry. Lots of love and prayers coming your way....

molly_g said...

Em, I'm sorry to hear about your mom.

Thank you for your kind words on my blog today.

A said...

Uff. I am so sorry to hear this. Although it doesn't make it easier for you, I'm glad to hear that she had a long full life.

Okay, now I feel a little guilty about picking on you about the Super Bowl loss . . .

A

Dorky Dad said...

Em, I'm really sorry to hear about your mom. That's always a tough loss and my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

citizen of the world said...

I'm really sorry about your Mom. That's a tough one no matter what the circumstances, but especially if it is unexpected. I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

wisdomstuff said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Mom, Em. These things are never easy. ((HUG))

Gretchen said...

Em, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in my prayers. Traveling mercies as you go back and forth to GA.

TK Kerouac said...

Sorry to hear about your mom,
hugs and best wishes to you and your family.

Wizened Wizard said...

Hello Em,

I'm so sorry. There really aren't words that can make up for loss. I wish I could give you a hug or help you through somehow, though of course time has passed, and maybe that is helping some.

I've been away from blogging and will probably stay away for the most part, but I do think of the many good people I've gotten to know during the past couple of years, and I miss many of you.

Take care of yourself.

Wiz