Yesterday was the day I was dreading most all summer; mom’s funeral. It was a wonderful tribute and service and it feels like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders with it behind me. I slept the best last night that I have in a long time. The weeks leading up to the funeral were very difficult and the wounds reopened and were fresh. Of course most of anxiety about a situation and the unease that it brings is usually due to fear of the unknown. Everything went off smoothly of course but not knowing what to expect or some logistical things had me up at night. Thankfully, I don’t have a lot of experience with funerals and death of loved ones… I have been blessed to have so many people in my life thus far.
Al is continuing his recovery and I am continuing my physical therapy. The next hurdle is the pathology results for him and we are praying that the nodes are negative then this will all be over!
School starts again in two weeks so I have a little bit of time at home to enjoy my freedom before jumping back into the chaos of my school year life. I’m looking forward to getting back on our boat during the weekends this fall, and to football! Other than that, I wish summer would last forever… I’m so ready to retire, but that is nothing new. My sweet momma knew of my desire to be a stay at home mom, a work from home person and finally a retiree who has lots and lots of hobbies and could volunteer. I pray that I get to enjoy some of that life before I am called from this earth. For now, I’m going to make the best of the next two weeks and in mom’s words, “Take care of Karen!”