I had two bad days last week where I felt like crying & overwhelmed. I know the season had a lot to do with, the fact that I am not prepared for it, etc. But things are better now. I had my friends praying for me. One told me that work crap didn't matter. Only family does and she is oh so right.
Jason and family made it home in time to see Earlene. We went out to eat with them Friday night at O' Charley's. The food was not as good as it used to be, but the company was good as always.
Austin spent the night with us, but Rhett had a play rehearsal on Saturday! As Don was leaving Rhett's school, Jason found him to pick up Austin because they had gotten the call that Earlene only had a few hours to live.
I spent the morning cooking as we had a Christmas dinner at church. It poured rain all day and night. I had to cook early since I was picking up my folks to go with us. Jason, Kristina and the kids came by after Earlene's death for a little while before going to Elisa's. I invited them all to come to the dinner with us. Jason and family did as well as Stephanie. So we had a lot of family there.
Last night was the visitation for Earlene. It went well. I think Don was shocked that hugged his ex-wife, but she'd just lost her mother. I met some of Steph's friends who know some of my friends. The world just keeps getting smaller and smaller. The family flowers on the casket were the most beautiful I have ever seen. Red and pink roses with baby's breaths. That is what I want when I go.
The funeral is today. I will be there for all the kids, but most especially for Stephanie because she was there for me at my Uncle Frank's funeral and I will never, ever forget that. Please pray it doesn't flood rain any more!
Rhett has one of the busiest weeks of his life thus far. His first band concert tonight. A spelling bee tomorrow morning so please keep him in your prayers for that. Then his play the next evening. We will be so glad when Friday afternoon arrives and school is out! Whew!