Thank you all very much for your kind words in my previous post. Tuesday's service was of great comfort, and I'm finding new strength every day. I hope this doesn't sound too morbid, but mum is in the most peaceful of places with a wonderful outlook and reunited with dad and my brother. The last year has been such a hard one for her, and there was a lot of pain, I'm pleased that her pain has gone, and she will never leave me, so how can I be sad?
My family have been magnificent in their support. My two boys were bearers on Tuesday and I am so proud of them
There were so many people! People from the town I grew up in and had not seen for years, but it seemed like only yesterday as the years rolled back. My mother's family, aunts, uncles, cousins. My father's family, my stepfather's family, so many people, some of whom travelled a long way to be there, how kind of them, and how comforting.
Tuesday was not without it's share of drama. A friend of my brother collapsed just as we all left the church and an ambulance was called. My brother travelled with him to hospital, fortunately he recovered sufficiently to be allowed home later in the evening. Although it was all very stressful at the time - I spoke to, thanked and said goodbye personally to upwards of seventy people which was exhausting, I am pleased that things were not as serious as at first thought.
The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed a change in blog title. I feel it's time for a change, and it's confusing to be Aknita in blogland and Thimblina on Ravelry, especially when most people just call me Joy anyway. I think Thimblina will have to remain my Ravelry name, just about every variation of Joy is taken but I'm working on it.
I've missed blogging, and hope to update more regularly from now on.
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