I’ve gone my first twenty-four hours with no one but my kids and me in the house. I totally appreciated my mother coming down as soon as Mick got sick. Just a presence, a help in the kitchen, a person other than a teenaged boy to talk with. I am now enjoying the quiet. Even if it is too quiet.
After watching all kinds of taped stuff on TV, putting frozen pizzas in the oven and sitting down with Aidan to watch “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything” (gotta love those Veggie Tales!) while we ate, then, when Aidan’s friend arrived, went back to the couch to start watching “Imitation of Life” while colouring in my new “Art Therapy Colouring Book” – hey, a girl feeling the need to be artistic but who cannot draw past stick-men has gotta do what she’s gotta do! I was so excited when I found these “adult” colouring books as, well, I love to colour!
Anyways… I got a little sick of myself so here I am. Iain just got back from gallivanting with his friends, had a bite to eat and disappeared downstairs to join the others. I can’t expect them to keep me entertained at all hours though Aidan is sweet enough to come upstairs and “check on me” to make sure I’m OK.
The real purpose of this post is to simply say
Thank you for your kind words, your love, your prayers, your good wishes, and thank you for your words of condolence and sympathy and wishes for strength. I truly do feel like the luckiest girl around for having all of you in my life in some form or another!
One of you so kindly wrote me a poem, which I truly wanted to share. Thank you Anarette!
It’s pure sadness.
Tears are raining down,
building up a storm,
crashing fortified dams,
surrounding innocent calmness.
Lakes turn into seas of isolation.
Familiarity becomes unrecognizable.
Feelings of drowning.
Countless hands reach out,
building a lifeline,
stronger than ever.
Mountains are moved,
drowning the flood of tears,
letting laughter return.
The laughter will indeed return (truthfully, it has already made more than one appearance) and my usual zany self will come back full force.
Love to you all!