Saturday, December 05, 2009

There is Life afer Funerals

Well, I haven't posted since the first of the week, partly because of laziness and partly because of being overly busy.  When I last posted, I was preparing to head to Detroit for the eight hour day of viewing and visitation.  It was wonderful to see so many people paying their respects to a great lady, but it was extremely grueling for those of us who are the least bit introverted.  I told the funeral director that I was indeed dealing well with mother's passing, but the need to be "on" for that long was a real struggle.  My daughter arrived safely -- with her mother -- the "EX"!  There were some awkward moments, but we got through it all.  All of the grandchildren served as pall bearers which I found interesting since there are 9 granddaughters and 1 grandson.  The service was very nice.  The graveside service was a bit weird since we stood and witnessed the actual lowering of the casket into the grave and the sealing of the vault.  We did not stay to see the dirt dump; the rest was enough.  The funeral was Tuesday, I worked from home on Wednesday, and returned to the office on Thursday.  Now I am sitting here on this chilly Saturday morning facing the need to complete a sermon, do the laundry, clean the house, finish decorating, etc. when I would rather sit here and do absolutely nothing that requires thought or movement.  But life goes on, so the sermon will get written, the clothes will get washed, the dishes will go in the dishwasher, and there will be some decorating.  Perhaps by evening, Ben and I can enjoy some peace and quiet.  Then tomorrow is Sunday which is always a busy day.  When do people find time to grieve?  Life goes on -- and on.  Thanks to all for your care, prayers, and support through the past week.

2 comments:

Ur-spo said...

I am glad the process went as well as it could
I've been thinking of you.

Lemuel said...

Your own grieving (or lack thereof because of the pressures and obligations of your own life) are a microcosm of what must be happening thousands of times over around the world. How much unresolved grief must be being carried in the souls of those we meet! With prayers that life will pause for you with the gift of Grace.