Tuesday, February 26, 2013
2/26 approx 8am
My mil passed away this morning.
My husband and his dad were there bedside her last hours and minutes, and watched her last breath. This is a tough time, but I still see it as a gift that they were able to have this last month and the final moments this morning. Mil passed away at home, as were her wishes. And there were some other circumstances my husband hoped for that were realized when this day came. Thank you so much for your prayers, emails & support! I'm convinced all of the support I received helped us get thru this as gracefully as possible. I'm incredibly sad for all of the things that mil & I talked about, but didn't get to do together. I'm especially sad that she won't see Mini G grow up and Mini won't get to spend time with her. I do have lots of pictures of the two of them together in the few times she saw her. And I have mil on video, reading a few stories to Mini. I treasured them when she recorded them and of course they mean so much more now.
The business of burial begins. There won't be a traditional funeral. I'm not sure if they're doing a memorial later. I'll find out this weekend. With no funeral to organize, G Money wants to come home tomorrow. I told him he has to see his dad thru the paperwork process for cremation, etc... Believe me, you don't want any errors made on the death certificate and have to repeat the process again. Been there...
Life continues on, almost without skipping a beat. I always find that part a little odd.
Posted by gigiofca at 2:30 PM