Friday, July 18, 2008

What a week

My step mom died on Tuesday in the early morning. My Dad checked on her about 3am before he went to sleep and when he went in to wake her for breakfast at 7am she had already passed away. 5am was the estimated time.

So my week has been a blur. By Tuesday at 2:30 the entire Mass and party had been planned. She always said she didn't' want people sitting around and crying over her and that we should have a great party. So we are, a celebration of life sort of thing. We've rented a local cabin that overlooks the lake. Her friends have taken over the food and decoration planning. We are taking her flowers (lots of really pretty flowers were delivered to the church today) and a bunch of pictures with us to display.

Today was the Mass and we had 120 people come. I thought that was really good considering it was at 1pm on a Friday. It was a nice service, unfortunately Natalie didn't understand (and I wouldn't expect her to at 17.5 months old) and I had to take her outside. I heard about 5 minutes of it total. Plus she got all worked up showing off before the service that when I picked her up she puked scrambled eggs all over both of us, all over the side of me down into my shoe. The smell and mess were disgusting, I am glad no one saw!

So right now I am in the process of cleaning out her room and deciding which is just "stuff" and what is important. Her room is a mess still (I tend to make huge messes as I clean) but I have made great progress on her bathroom. It is really big and had a lot of stuff stored in it, plus it had medical extras like special seats and pull bars. Tomorrow I am going to remove everything from the walls then putty, prime and paint everything. I also hope to wax the cabinet to shine it up again.

So that is my week. I am very tired but it will all work out in the end. I'll post baby pictures soon!


Amy Looney said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your stepmom. I will certainly keep you and your family in my prayers! Let me know if you need anything!

chinamom said...

Kim -

I'm so sorry about your step mom. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Chani's Mama said...

I am so sorry about your stepmom Kim.

Doreen said...

I am also sorry to hear about your step mom. May your family be spared further sorrow.

big hugs to you & your family,
Doreen in Montreal

Beverly said...

So sorry for your loss. Hope your dad is doing better.

iamwright said...

Oh honey, I am so sorry!

Susan said...

So sorry to hear this sad news Kim. I know you will be such a comfort to your precious Dad.

Little N. is growing so fast! Seems like just yesterday you stepped off that plane. You were amazing to travel alone!!! You are one tough Mamma to venture across the world and back by yourself for your sweet N! :)