Sunday, November 01, 2009

November 1st

It's the beginning of National Blog Posting Month, otherwise known as NaBloPoMo. I just like saying the word. This year, I'm going to participate.

It means I will post every day for the month of November. If I have nothing to say, I'll post my picture of the day. Which I'm failing miserably at the last couple weeks.

Today is All Saints' Day. Means nothing to me because I'm Protestant, but interestingly, my Oma died today. I certainly wouldn't equate her with the saints, but she certainly had influence on our lives. Her memorial will be next weekend, and I'm sure my mind will have something beautiful to say about her in an upcoming post. Today, though, my mind just isn't there. Went over to K-zoo Friday night as she was in bad shape; spent about 3 hours there Saturday; and today, fortunately or not, was with her to witness her last few hours. I left about 1.5 hours before she passed, but her daughters were all there. That is a wonderful gift.

So anyway, that's all I've got to say today. Not a great way to start the month, but no doubt will lead to some interesting reflections this week.

4 comments:

Sheryl said...

Please let me know if there's anything I can do . Also- if there's a visitation when it is if in Kzoo. I'd like to stop by and pay my respects.

Amy said...

Not doing a visitation, just a memorial service next Saturday at Friendship Vlg. She's being cremated and private interment in SJ.

Cat Hoemke said...

I hope you get some rest between now and then. It's a lot of emotional heavy lifting even if it went as well as any death can. Love and hugs to you all.

paige said...

I'm so sorry to read this. Thining of you...