Saturday, December 12, 2009

This week at a glance

I'm finally able to sit down and relax. As you know, it's been an emotional roller coaster this week at our home. We buried my husband's beloved Aunt this week. The funeral was hard because of not only saying goodbye to Aunt Bonnie, but watching Chris grieve was very difficult to take. I really felt very helpless through it all. All I could do is offer comfort and keep reassuring him of how much she loved him and how proud of him she was.

Believe it or not, one of the best things happened to Chris at the funeral. There were several people from Bonnie's work that came. After the funeral was over, they approached my husband and I and immediately started telling him that they recognized him from all of the photographs of him (it was our wedding pictures) on her desk. They called my husband by name, and told him how proud and how much Bonnie talked about him. They told him how much she loved him, and that he was always the apple of Bonnie and David's eye. I watched my husband take a deep breath and the weight of the the world was lifted off of his shoulders. It really was a nice way for him to have closure.

I actually finished Christmas decorating today. Tomorrow I plan to start the continuation of Ryan and Blake's story. But, I've been anxious to read Shawn Lane's newest book Ticket to Ride. I'll have to read it before I can get started! She's been teasing us all with it on her blog and I've been dying to read it!

Thank you to all of my friends here. Your well wishes and kind words meant the world to me.


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  2. I glad you're getting a little bit of time to relax. I've been keeping both you and Chris in my thoughts and prayers. My Aunt T. is in her 80s, and she helped raise me. I know that it won't be too many years before we'll have to say goodbye to her, so I think I understand how Chris feels. He and his aunt obviously had a wonderful relationship, and it sounds like they were both blessed to have each other.

  3. Ah, very sweet post. I've been to far too many funerals over the years. I'm glad you could decorate and I'm sure Aunt Bonnie adored Chris.

    I hope you enjoy TTR. It took forever for that damn book to come out, lol

  4. Thanks girls! You're both good friends:)

  5. Gosh, Andi. You brought tears to my eyes. Chris and his Aunt and Uncle had a special relationship. The fact that she had his pictures on her desk, and talked about him so, reminded me of how terrific families are and how we need to treasure each moment we have together.
    Thanks for sharing your story with us.
    I'm happy that I can call you friend.

  6. ((Hugs)) They always say the funerals are for the living, and it sounds like the mutual sharing of grief and support was what everyone needed.