Monday, August 4, 2014
The Caregiving Part of the Journey is Over!
Today marks 2 weeks since I lost the love of my life. I miss him. I am sure that I will every single day for the rest of my life. I still mourn. I still cry. Not as much. Today I feel like the 'new normal' life will begin. All of the family has gone home. The memorial service was on Saturday and it was everything, and more, that we wanted it to be. I cannot begin to tell you how very personal it was. It was a beautiful send off to an amazing man. We summed him up on Thursday night when we met with the pastors to plan the ceremony. Pastor Mark asked us for single words that would describe Richard. This is the phrase that came from those words: Richard was romantic, sentimental, patriotic, caring, loving and a grumpy old fart. And all of that is true. As time goes on I will share more with you. But I wanted to let you all know that we are doing as well as can be expected. Today is our first day at home alone. Darian and Harley started debate camp this morning and then next week debate practices will start and we will figure out how our 'new' life will be.