Well after a crazy busy day last Monday I made the drive to Williamsburg to sit by Dad’s bedside to visit with him again. At about 8:30pm I stood over him thanking him for all he had done for me and reminding him of all he had achieved as he took his last breath. I am forever grateful that he was not in pain and went very peacefully.
As prepared as I thought I was, I still broke down, especially when I had to call my brother and tell him. As the next day progressed though I began to realize that overall, having all the time I had to prepare does help.
There are many who still don’t know and the obituary may finally go out tonight or tomorrow. I just needed time to collect myself, call family members and close friends, get things organized and I wanted to put it all out there at one time so everyone wouldn’t be left with a lot of questions.
After making a bunch of calls, tending to the stuff that comes with this and the necessary things that have to be taken care of, I did still decide to go to pool league. I didn’t know if I should or not but since I am the only on the team that knew what was going on and I didn’t like the thought of sitting at home I went. Turns out I’m glad I did as it gave me a couple hours of enough distraction to relax a little.
Wednesday was basically a repeat of Tuesday with calls, work and then golf league. Thursday was going about the same but I had to end the day with cleaning out of Dad’s room at the home. Again, I’m glad my brother was able to help me. Having him to go through this with and basically on the same page as me with everyone is also a great help.
Michele had left for Myrtle Beach Thursday and I kept myself busy and distracted working by day and hanging out at night. Again, having that time the past couple years to prepare has helped to handle this much better than the alternative.
Writing this I don’t even know what my plans are this week but I can assure I’ll be fine, my father will never be forgotten but I will keep moving forward.
I hope you all have a good week.