Another Chapter is About to End

Sunday, March 07, 2010

As some of you know, my Mom died this last June. I have been morning the loss of my best friend and fan since then. In September my husband died. Then I lost 2 friends, one in December and the other in February. Seems that the big C is teaching me to live and love in the moment. My mother's condo sold the 27th and the people want to close on the 9th. Fortunately, I had begun to go through my Mom's condo room by room, starting February 15th. I'd called the estate sales person and made an appointment to meet with her on the 4th. When I signed the sale agreement, the realtor called and moved my appointment up to the 28th. She agreed to hold the sale today, the 6th. Tomorrow I go get the place cleaned out. Tuesday I turn over the keys. Funny how I can feel so sad at the same time as this huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Maybe we are never ready to end the chapter of being a daughter.
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  • BANAN2
    I wanted to see how my friend on the flying trapeze was doing, and I am so sad to hear of all the losses you've suffered, and all in such a short time. I had never really thought of it that way, that you not only lost people, you lost parts of your definition of yourself through the loss of that relationship. I so admire your strength, handling all this. I hope you have friends and family to take care of you as you take care of all these details. I really have no words to help, I am just so sad to hear about it. My own mom died when I was 17, but I still have my Dad, and I was lucky enough to have a great mother-in-law for 20 years. Keep hugging that sweet little dog!
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    3791 days ago
    This is so tough. My heart goes out to you. I am in the same type of situation with my Mom passing away in December. My sisters and I worked for a month cleaning the place out, sorting through everything and shed many tears from memories. Since I live the closest I am the one who goes over to check on things while the place is up for sale. It's hard to see it empty but I think the hardest is the finality of it. My sisters and I are the "older" generation now. Hang in there. Make sure you surround yourself with friends and talk, talk, talk. Take care. Anne
    3801 days ago
    You are a rock! I'm so proud of you! It is so hard to end chapters in a book, with a mom emoticon friends and family emoticon

    But, you sound like a real survivor. Hope all goes well with the sorting and the sale.

    3801 days ago
    What you have been through! It's funny, I felt the loss of my daughterhood when my mom died. But I can't imagine losing my DH so soon afterwards -- you're doing great! Hugs for all the hard work you're doing emoticon
    3801 days ago
    So sorry for you. We still have my mom-in-law who is 90 but we moved her from a 2 br apt to a retirement home last summer. What a job that was! Hope you kept everything you wanted to keep . That is so hard. But good for you to get it done.
    3801 days ago
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