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Archive for December 19th, 2008

Taking a Break

I am going to be taking a break for a week or two from blogging. My mother-in-law passed away suddenly earlier this week. Her funeral is this afternoon.

Fortunately, I had written a week ahead, so I had content for this week. However, I have been so busy with making arrangements for the funeral, writing her eulogy, etc., that I have not had the luxury of sitting down and blogging.

My husband is taking the loss of his mother hard. She lived only two miles away, and we saw her at least weekly. My son is too young to understand fully what this loss means. My father-in-law and brother-in-law are devastated.

As you know from reading my blog, I struggle at this time of year anyhow. Adding a death in the family the week before Christmas is about as much as I can take. I keep reminding myself to feed the right wolf, but it is so hard to once again have to be the strong one.

I am not sure how to handle all of the details for Christmas. It is going to be hard opening the presents from my mother-in-law, but I cannot imagine not doing it, either. These will be our last gifts from her, and that’s hard to wrap our minds around.

While I get through this family crisis, I don’t have time for extra stuff, no matter how much I love it. But don’t worry – I’ll be back in a week or two. I am going to be okay. I always am.

Photo credit: Lynda Bernhardt

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