Monday, November 21, 2011
Yesterday I was part of a group of people that gathered to say goodbye to someone that we all cared about...
..and it was very sad.
I don't keep it together very well when it comes to death or any of those types of things and I was a mess during and after.
Peg and Don chose not have a visitation or funeral but a celebration of life was held at the Union Hall in town.
There was a huge turn out.
I was surprised ...but I shouldn't have been.
They are both good people that have touched the lives of many...especially Peg.
I don't know of anybody that could say a bad word about her. She was a consistently good person that I just sort of took for granted all the years I knew her.
Her death was just shitty...and sometimes life is just shitty...just absolutely shit.
The devotion she and Don had for one another was an inspiration for me...and still is.
I handled the whole illness and death poorly...shameful really.
They were both very good to me and the fact that I am an awkward POS is a piss poor excuse for my behavior...
I will try harder in the coming months...
I think that is when Don will need it.
So afterwards...bummed out, I returned home to the kids.
Avery and I went outside and raked leaves for bit... well I raked and she jumped in them.
That seemed to help...fresh air always does and there is something about this time of year.
She is such a sweet little thing.
She is running temperature but you'd never know it...very tough that little one.
Being with the kids helped....circle of life and all that.
Takes a lot out of you though.
Kim gets home tonight late.