A year ago this week, I drove with my boys to Effingham for what I thought was a quick, one-night stop to see my seriously-ill mother. When it became apparent that she was very near the end of her life, I temporarily moved in with my in-laws to be close. We stayed a total of 15 days (if you’re new here, or just thinking back to last year like I am, read here and here).
On Saturday, we’ll be burying my mom’s remains. She donated her body to science, and my dad received her remains last week, so we arranged to get this taken care of as quickly as possible, since Dad already had the headstone in place. There will be a brief, private graveside service. We aren’t bringing the boys, since we haven’t talked with them about cremation, and it’s not something I think they can easily comprehend just yet.
I can’t believe it’s nearly been a year. And yet, I can…so much has happened since then.