Wednesday, September 23, 2009

back home

There really is no place like home to rest, heal, and recharge. I'm glad I could make the trip out to help my inlaws. My mother in law passed on Friday and we had a small gathering at the house on Sunday before I came home Monday night. I don't have any grand insight or wisdom to share yet. I'm still processing it all. I've never been that close to death before it happened. It's not a pretty or peaceful sight. It's messy and intense, sort of like birth. In fact I'd say it's very similar to birth. When it's over everyone breathes a sigh of relief. I don't mean any disrespect by that, I just mean she went through so much we were thankful that her struggle was over and she could move on to the next journey. Thank you all for the kind words and thoughts and prayers. Shared sorrow is a lighter load to bear.

I'm running off to spend some time with my mom to hang out, do girl things, and have lunch. Happier posts and art coming soon. Thanks for stopping by today.

6 comments:

runningonink said...

HUGE HUGS! I am so sorry for your loss! I know exactly what you mean about watching the process of death. It is very intense, much like birth.

Have a great time with your mom!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Tami,
My heart goes out to all of your family and your husband as well.. So hard to lose a parent...
I have been there...

xo

Genevieve said...

Tami, so sorry for your loss. Big hugs for you and your loved ones. Enjoy the QT with your mom.

Lesa said...

I am so sorry for your loss Tami, Curtis and Kyle. Gentle hugs.

Sue McGettigan said...

Bless you Tami for helping in such a tough situation. Welcome home :)

Thanh said...

I am so sorry for your loss and the entire situation, Tami. HUGS.