Started off the month of April sewing sleeves on articles to hang at the quilt show, and sorting through things to put in the Boutique there. Then life took a turn for the worst as I struggled with the mess renovation was creating in my life. I like to see things around me neat and tidy, (and I'd like it even better if someone else would do that chore!) And when it ISN'T that way, nothing gets done. Then Emails started coming in about my Mom's health, so I made plans for a visit home to Ontario. She had no illnesses (unless you count diabetes, but it was controlled with insulin), but was over 97 years old and life was taking its toll on her body and mind. Booked a flight home (my REAL home.....Ontario) for April 15th at 7 a.m. and alas, Mom died in the early hours of that same day. It would be cruel to wish her still here unless we could magically have her back as the happening,lively chick that she was, but we do miss her.
After my trip home, I got back here to where I am blooming (with very shallow roots) where I have been planted) yesterday very early hours and when my brain catches up with my body will post more. In the meantime, hope every body knows I am content in the knowledge that Mom is in a better place and that I will see her again and we will spend eternity together, with no more troubles for either of us. Not that we had that many; we have been very blessed.
Here is a photo of some of us (me and some of the brothers at the celebration of her life after the Requiem Mass and the interment at Sacred Heart of Jesus RC Cemetery in Marmora.