First off, I would like to apoligse to all my readers and other bloggers out there. I know I have been MIA for the last month. I am not sure exactly how to begin, but I experienced the loss of a very near and dear family member. Initially we thought we only had hours, but thankfully, we were given weeks. Every spare moment I had, I was at the hospital by the best person I have ever known – my grandfather. I was able to spend a lot of time sitting with him, telling him I loved him, and I was able to share in the process of the “end of life” with other family members.
My Grandfather passed away of February 2nd, 2013, surrounded by his family. As you all know I am taking part in a personal challenge. In January, I strived to reduce my belongings by 25% which I would say; I have been successfully able to do. But the month of February is an even more difficult challenge; learning to cope with the loss of a loved one. Though we were given the opportunity to say goodbye, the loss is still trying for all of us. The month of February will be dedicated to remembering my grandfather, reminiscing about the wonderful presence he had in all our lives and of course learning how to pick up the pieces and move forward.
To all of you out there, take time to be with your loved ones. Call them, write them, visit them because in the end it will never seem like enough time.
In Loving Memory...