as it comes. I'm really trying to be aware of how I'm dealing with Dad's passing....I know I have a tendency to sit in front of the playstation for too long ( it's a great way to avoid!! ) so I'm letting myself play , but just for an hour or so . I'm doing lots of Yoga,too , which I think is keeping me balanced .( well ...as balanced as I can be!!! lol ). Mostly I'm not trying to suppress the grief ....if it wants to be let out then I let it out.
Dad's funeral was ,while extremely difficult also a great send off for him! It was a pretty unconventional affair...we decorated his coffin , my sister did the most beautiful painting on it & we added lots of embellishments & a variation of one of his favourite Irish blessings... "He made it to Heaven half an hour before the Devil knew he was dead"!! (Some people might find that irreverent , but he would have had a good laugh, and we wanted to honour the good stuff about him, not convention.) We had some of his favourite Irish music and one of our cousins did some Irish dances , & we all clapped along! It's strange how something can be so terribly sad but also so uplifting at the same time. It was a lovely farewell .
This is the decorations on the coffin...(don't you love how cats sit wherever they want no matter how inappropriate????!!!! )
I'm getting back into some scrapping...such great therapy! It can be a way to process "stuff" or just a pleasant break from it.
...he won the battle over the chair!!!
..love this photo!!
anyway...I've waffled long enough I think!!
Thanks for dropping in!
PS Lusi...I can't thank you enough for the love & support you've given me ( always, but especially now! ) You're a true blessing ! Love you!