Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Coping


Daughter decided to go to the workshop today. I saw here case manager this evening, and she said she did well. In spite of it all, she is coping better this time than she did with Mom's death in June. I'm sure she'll have her moments, but she didn't complain about the fact that I was going to be gone this evening.


I got over to the church this morning and Secretary took charge. She started making phone calls to arrange things. Of course, after her first phone call, I think most of the county knew within 10 minutes. People are volunteering to help lead worship on Sunday. I have responsibilities at the senior luncheon tomorrow, and I had 3 people call to see if they could do the work for me.


I've had a few tough moments today. I went on facebook, and Brother had posted the picture above of Dad with the announcement of his death. Somehow, that made it real. Dad was a good cook, and as I was finishing the barbecue beef this afternoon, I thought about how many times I had called Dad to consult about a cooking project. When he knew I was preparing food for a group, he'd keep tabs on what I was doing and anxiously awaited a report on how the event had gone.


When I sat down this afternoon, I realized how exhausted I was. I rallied and went to a lecture/concert, and am glad I did. I am going to miss Dad, and the next few days will be tough. I'm grateful I've had him for over 51 years, and for all that he taught me in that time.

4 comments:

Mama Drama Times Two said...

So sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and strength in the time ahead.

debinca said...

Your Dad looks really cute. It sounds like he was also a sweetheart to you and your Mom. Thanks for posting the photo so I can picture him when I say my prayers for your family. Owl

Reverend Mom said...

Thank you both. I never thought of Dad as cute. He was a good man, and I miss him.

Linda B said...

Your father looks like he has a beautiful soul. He looks like someone I would have liked to meet. How cool that he was a good cook and was involved in your cooking times. Good memories to have!