So, I have been absent from SoCS for weeks – and the reason has to do with a parent.
Specifically, my spouse’s mom, whom I refer to on my blog as Grandma.
Grandma passed away unexpectedly on March 22nd and tomorrow will be our first Mother’s Day without her.
I am very, very grateful to still have both of my parents here; we will be having Mother’s Day brunch with them tomorrow.
My husband, known on my blog as B, has no parents left at all now. We lost his dad almost eleven years ago.
Since Grandma’s death, I have posted very little. (There are some posts about her death and things that have happened since, but nowhere near the number of posts I usually make.) I have done almost no reading of others’ blogs and almost no commenting. I wish I could say that this return to SoCS marked a sea change – that I would be back to my usual posts in Linda’s SoCS and One-liner Wednesday, my usual level of posting at Top of JC’S Mind, visiting dozens of blogs a day, and writing comments.
I wish that, but I know it is not reality.
There is still a ton of tasks that need my attention.
And, in happier news, our younger daughter T is about to graduate with a master’s degree. We expect her to be moving back home to job search, so I need time for her, too.
I hope that all my blog-community friends are hanging in there and having a good time. I also hope that those of you who are blessed to have a parent still living will make an extra effort to contact them and to show that you care.
Because, someday, you may not still have that opportunity.
Linda’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday this week is “apparent/a parent”. Come join us! Find out how here: https://lindaghill.com/2016/05/06/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-may-716/