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Wednesday, January 06, 2021

And So

If you are on Facebook you already know, but some of you aren't so...we lost both Dad and Mom over the last few days, four days apart in fact.

There is not much I can say that wouldn't sound trite or smack of hyperbole, so I will just say that we loved them intensely and our lives were closely intertwined on many levels. I don't imagine that we will heal any time soon, but we must go on and will. 

However, way too many times a day I think about doing things for Mom or sharing things on Facebook for her before remembering that I can't. Started to send her a video of Peg.....

Every morning when I wake up...well, last night was the first time I really slept....but every morning I remember anew what has happened and am freshly shattered.

Friends and family, including both IRL people and those scattered across the world, have been an immeasurable comfort. Thank you.

Now comes the bureaucratic part of the equation, looking for documents, providing them to the correct people, sorting through mementos and sharing tears. They had good lives and we had them for longer than many folks do, so I am trying to be grateful while still profoundly sad.

Much love from Northview Farm.


Bill Harshaw said...

I'm sorry for your losses.

aurora said...

Oh my, so very sorry to hear both of your beloved parents passed on and under such difficult situations. Loss is so hard, regardless of how/age. My heart goes out to you. May you find comfort in the memories, and with those that loved them most.

Cathy said...

Beautiful said, Marianne.
They left the world a precious gift in you - their wise, caring and loving daughter and your wonderful family.
Words often fail . . but not for you.

Shirley said...

My sincere condolences on the loss of your parents. May their souls rest peacefully in the Lord.
It's hard when you lose them both in such a short span of time; grieving for one and then comes the second blow. I pray that you will find comfort in knowing that the hard times are over for them, and that you will receive the grace you need to help you through your own hard time of grieving.

Terry and Linda said...

This is so beautiful My heart breaks for your sorrow.

Love you.

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

The depth of our grief is directly proportional to the enormity of our loss. Your loss has been enormous indeed. Your stories here made clear how great your folks were and how much you loved them. And to lose both in such a short time just seems an immeasurable blow. My deepest condolences, Marianne. Please know that I hold you close to my heart and pray that you will be comforted by the love of those who still surround you.