Saying goodbye, for real.
Sunday night we finally took my mother’s ashes out of my dining room cabinet, amidst the fine china and stemware she loved so much, and spread them in the waters around the San Juan Islands. This was her wish. My sister and I have discussed it for months, but it became a real effort to find a time when we could all make it: 4 of Mom’s 7 grandchildren (the other 3 live in Florida), her two daughters (son is in FL too) and our spouses. Two of those grandchildren (my two oldest) are “adults” now, and finding time when they would not be out of town, working or busy, that also worked with all of our busy schedules, was like herding butterflies. But we did it, and it ended up being the perfect evening for to celebrate my mother.
While I’ve had my ambivalent moments, I’m really glad that…
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