Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I'm Back!

Ok, so my regular readers have noticed I have been MIA.  Thank you so much for your kind words and messages!  I am so touched that readers that I only know through my blog have reached out to me.  For those of you catching up... My dear Mother/BFF died April 30.  After a diagnosis and brief illness of a couple of months, my sweet Mom died of Lung Cancer.  She had moved in with my family the last couple of months and I so cherish the time I had with her.  What a bittersweet time of waking up every morning knowing that it very well may be your last together.  My Mom knew what was happening and still faced every day with grace and dignity. 

 Just as I knew she would.  

My brothers and I had a week to come together and pack up the house that was in our family for 70 years.   We loaded trailers and Uhauls and carried everything back across the state with us.  We had a beautiful Graveside service just as my Mom requested with a handful of family and friends, and then the wonderful city of Galax held a Celebration of her Life (I dubbed it her "FUN"eral) as she was a longtime ambassador of Old Time Music for the city and had volunteered/managed many aspects of that for the Tourism Dept.  Many bands played and told stories of her life and we danced and danced. 

Just as she knew we would.

 So now I am back home, navigating the world of probating wills, Title transfers and insurance... 
and I am slowly, very slowly, starting to feel some normalcy coming back.  
For the first time in a month I am actually wanting to start painting again, wanting to to start creating again.  Looking at items and picturing what they could look like with a little love and attention.  
Just a few more days and I will start trickling back to a painting routine, 
and back to all the things that make me... 
well, me.  

Just as she knew I would.