Monday, October 25, 2010

I have been away for a few days

I have been not been blogging for a few days again. There are a few reasons for this.

One of reasons is that Big had Friday of last week off and will be home all this week. She had a big review at work and it was a lot of work to prepare for it. Her review went very well and I am happy for her. She thinks she will be sleeping late and relaxing, she hasn't seen the Honey Do list yet!

My cousin Helga passed late Saturday afternoon. She had been having some bad days so her boyfriend (partner/companion) called her son and told him to come home. She passed peacefully and was holding the hands of the two people that meant more to her than anything. I think it was a good way to let go. I feel so bad for her son and her partner. It will be hard for them to move on.

My father passed on October 30th, 7 years ago. This time of the year is always hard for me. My father and I were not close and, at times, didn't have much to do with each other. I was able to make peace with him when The Baby was born. He was able to show her the love he was never able to show me or many other people. He and I connected a few years before he passed and I am glad for that.

I will be back in full swing tomorrow - hope you are all doing well.

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Shevvy said...

Its sounds like a difficult few days. I'm very sorry about Helga. One of my Aunties passed away last weekend, but I had got down to see her a few days before and say goodbye. And she was in her 80's, it is always easier to handle when someone has lived a good long life. take care x

AnnieO said...

My condolences on your cousin's passing. Even when you know its coming it isn't easy. My Grandma died a year ago and I have been missing her a lot.

Glad you were able to make some peace with your dad before he died, and that your daughter was shown love from him.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your cousin Helga. While I know it was not unexpected this must still be a difficult time for you and her other family.

Big can email Mr. P if she likes and they can grizzle about what hard task masters we are. I am constantly making lists for Mr. P at the moment. No rest for the wicked!

I just relaised even though I never met Helga we have much in common. Both of us were connected to you and we share the same dishcloth!

Michelle said...

I'm sorry about Helga. I, too, feel for her son and partner--and for you too. As you said, at least she went while her family held her hand. In the end that's the most any of us can hope for.

Hugs to you about the anniversary of your dad's death. At least you got to connect and make peace before it was too late.

maggie. said...

It sounds like a trying time for you. I am sorry for your loss. And I'm glad you were able to make peace with your dad. Hope you are staying strong! You and your family are in my thoughts *hugs*

Carin said...

This must be a diffecult few days. Sorry to hear about your cousin Helga.