Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wow, um. . .

So, my last post was almost 2 months ago. A great deal has happened since then. Much of it was good- The Pirate turned 5, Littleman turned 7, we had a wonderful trip to the mountains, we went camping at a music festival in Virginia, I led a Tie Dye workshop. . .

However some of it was tragic: we lost Billy's mom suddenly; she drowned in the ocean while vacationing in Florida. She died September 20. It was an awful, awful shock, and has been so difficult, especially since it was only 4 months since we'd lost Billy's Dad.

Billy's mother was vibrant, healthy, active and ALIVE. And now she is not. It's hard to remember that, sometimes. Now she is not.

She was very special to me, to all of us. My consolation is that she went quickly, on a happy day, doing something she loved, and (after having to witness the long slow decline of her husband) she did not have to experience the long slow decline herself. However it was just. Too. Soon. Sigh.

There have of course been a great many things that require attention since then, and there are changes in the works in many areas of the family's life. Billy's mother was the glue, and it will take some trial and error to find a new paradigm for our relationships. I hope we will all emerge stronger and closer for the experience.

So, I apologize for my lengthy absence. I usually keep up with my Twitter, so look me up there if things get too quiet over here. @kit_mama . I will be trying to sort and post my pictures of some of our adventures soon.
Thank you.

5 comments:

Lori said...

so, so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. sending warm thoughts your way.

we also had a death in the family this month. it's very hard to get back into a semblance of a normal routine. be kind to yourself.

lisleman said...

Very tragic news and I wish your family the best in dealing with the sudden change.
I would not say "now she is not". A memory of person can stay alive and well and still have an impact on people. The sudden deaths are a bigger shock to the loved ones left behind since you don't get that chance to express your loving goodbyes.
all the best

Bird said...

I am so sorry you had to lose two such important people one after the other - the shock of Billy's mother's sudden death must be beyond description. Be kind to yourself.

Five Bears A-Blogging said...

Big hugs....

Kit said...

My sincere condolences, Lori.

Thank you so much, everyone. I deeply appreciate the supportive words and all the love I have received from friends and family. We miss her.