Our mother died on Monday night after a very long battle with lung cancer. She died peacefully with all her children around her and without pain. We were not unprepared for her death yet the details of arranging her out of state funeral are overwhelming.
I need a moment to just do nothing in my own space. I just want this moment to be the moment I thought about so many times and wondered what it would be like. I don't know what it is like yet and there hasn't been a second to just be calm and not thinking, planning, or reacting.
Our mom will be buried in the same cemetery where our Nana is buried in Washington (will I find my glasses?). It's one of the most beautiful cemeteries we have ever been to. This time of year the leaves in the cemetery are gorgeous shades of red, orange and yellow. The funeral director told us to bring our cameras. Oh how that made us laugh! When do we not have our cameras?
We will be away from Thursday until Sunday. I will be posting photos (in my Flickr) from the funeral and our trip for our friends and relatives who can not attend.
Thanks to all who sent messages of love and support before I had a chance to write this. We appreciate it.
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