Sunday, October 07, 2007

Brief check-in

Thank you to all for your comments on the last post - they were very comforting.

My family held an intimate memorial service for my uncle yesterday, and that was, R tells me, extremely loving and soothing. I am so happy to hear that people could honour him properly. Now that my mother is finished the planning of that service - she was entirely wrapped up in it for three days - I worry about it all coming crashing on her shoulders. We shall see.

I am doing much better than I was. I was completely exhausted and grief-stricken for a couple of days there. Then my friend K arrived from Home City, for a visit. Which is a good thing - I think I needed the distraction it is providing.

So she is here, and we are having a lovely, wine- and food-oriented time. Probably too much wine, and I now kind of feel as if I have to detoxify! But it has been very, very nice.

2 comments:

Thoroughly Educated said...

H, so sorry about your uncle, and my apologies for not commenting before. I'm glad the service was what it needed to be, and that you have some welcome distraction.

squadratomagico said...

Hi, Hilaire -- I, too, am a late commenter. I'm sorry you lost your uncle and hope that you (and your mom, too) come through your grief soon. My very best- Sq