Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Just Returned from My Sister's in Atlanta

Leah's kids are completely adorable. It was really great to be able to spend some time with them. We went to a birthday party and to the park and we got haircuts and mailed packages and did errands and went to a piano lesson at Miss Arlene's. In other words it was a "normal" time in a busy household. Isabelle is seven and loves American Girl Dolls. (Just like Kaitlin did - once upon a time.) Gray is four and plays t-ball. Stanton (Actually Peter Stanton named after our father) will be two in July and his vocabulary increases daily. Instead of "no" he says "mo." He loves his orange crocs and wants to wear them 24/7.

Things are improving. Thanks for your comments.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Rest In Peace, Mom

My mom, Nancy passed away last Tuesday on March 6, 2007. It was completely unexpected. She was in the back bedroom, which she had been redecorating. She was sitting up in the bed with a phone in one hand, her Amex card in the other and a mail-order catalog on her lap. Her eyes were open. We still don't know the cause of death. What could have happened?

My dad started wondering where she was when she didn't come out for lunch and he and Michelle (his health care worker) went looking for her. My brother Jeff had also arrived for lunch. They discovered her body and knew she was dead. They called 911 and went through the motions of attempting to revive her but it was too late. The paramedics came and left and then the detectives. I wasn't there but I have the impression that this took a very long time, with photographs and questioning etc.

I arrived in Florida the next day to help with the "arrangements."

My entire family is shocked and devastated by this.

The service was on Sunday afternoon and I returned to Arizona on Wednesday evening. My oldest son Matthew stayed behind to help my dad.

I feel like things will never be the same.