Death doesn’t stop the world from turning, even though we want it to so we can make sense of it all. My dad passed away about a month ago and my mom a little over a year ago. Figuring out life with no parents takes time. Time to grieve and time to self-reflect. It doesn’t matter your age – it is life-altering. And I have given myself permission to take some time and think about life in general, my purpose in the scheme of life and how do I proceed and develop a new “normal.”
I have to admit I wasn’t ready for my dad to die. No one ever does. No one is ready for their parents to die.
I wasn’t ready to plan a funeral.
I wasn’t ready to pick out a casket or
I wasn’t ready to pick out clothes for him to wear.
I wasn’t ready to deal with all his belongings that had to be moved out of his apartment as soon as possible because “they needed his apartment for another.” It was just business for them. But not for me.
I just wasn’t ready.
But that’s just how life works. Continue Reading