Filed under: death, family life, grief | Tags: Christmas, death, gratitude
Tonight I learned that my good friend’s mother died. She had been battling melanoma for about three years, I think. She had tried a number of different treatments but, in the end, she lost her battle. I haven’t been able to call my friend as she sent the word out via email and requested no phone calls. I had made my friend what some would call a prayer shawl but hadn’t had the chance to send it. I’ll be sending it either today or tomorrow…as soon as I can find a box.
This is my first friend to have lost a parent as an adult. It seems strange that I would be 36 and only now be facing this with a friend. I hope that I will be able to support my friend during her time of grieving. It also makes me so glad that I had the opportunity to spend quality time with my family members over the holiday. Between news of my friend’s mom and having worked at the hospital the day after Christmas, I realize many people did not have the most joyous of holidays. And many people didn’t get to spend their holidays with a happy and loving family. It makes me more aware not to take for granted all that I am so fortunate to have.
Since most of my posts are of a fairly serious vein, I decided to do something a little fun and silly.
Pick the month you were born:
May———-I jumped on
July———I did the Macarena with
August——-I had lunch with
September—-I danced with
October——I sang to
November—–I yelled at
December—–I ran over
Pick the day (number) you were born on:
7——-my mobile phone
9——-my best friend’s boyfriend
11——-my science teacher
14——-a stuffed animal
20——-a baseball bat
25——-a football player
31——-A homeless guy
Pick the color of shirt you are wearing:
White———because I’m cool like that.
Black———because that’s how I roll.
Pink———–because I’m crazy.
Red———–because the voices told me to.
Blue———–because im sexy and i do what i want
Green———because I think I need some serious help.
Purple———because I’m AWESOME!
Gray———-because Big Bird said to and he’s my leader.
Yellow——–because someone offered me 1,000,000 dollars
Orange ——–because my family thinks I’m stupid anyway.
Brown———because I can…
Other———-because I’m a Ninja!
None———-because I can’t control myself!
Now type out the sentence you made, in the subject line and try it on your blogs.