Goodbyes are never easy

I’ve written three posts on Friday’s events which will follow shortly.
Although we are home now, I didn’t sleep very well last night.
My heart is heavy and aching, and my eyes sting with tears as the sorrow and grief is hitting me hard.
I console myself that Mum is out of confusion and pain, and that she is with Dad. I even have a little chuckle at the thought that he may have asked ‘What kept you!’ when she left this world for the next. He was always a patient man, so I knew he’d be waiting.

My family, some of which are practically strangers, is made up of so many different personalities, ages and lifestyles. I have little in common with any of them.
Distance isn’t just a case of mileage, especially when communication methods are all at the touch of a button rather than picking up the phone or dropping a line or ten on paper. Mum liked to receive my letters, and I was more than happy to write them. So it’s the end of an era in that department too.
All in all though, it was a good send off as they say.
And that was what mattered.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Goodbyes are never easy

  1. Sorry for your loss but pleased you have good memories of your parents

  2. scifihammy says:

    I also missed writing to my Mum and chatting to her on the phone.
    I hope things get a little easier as time goes by. It’s good to think of the fun times. πŸ™‚

  3. joyroses13 says:

    ((((HUGS))) again to you over this hard time.
    Distance in the heart can be a lot worse than distance in miles! Sorry about that “distance” that you have in your family.
    Do you journal? Maybe you can still write letters to you Mom, just write them in your journal. I know it may sound strange, but you may find it healing to your heart. Not all letters need to be read.

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