It is still Saturday afternoon … late Saturday afternoon. Pete passed yesterday morning. I have just eaten a plate from today’s lunch. Darling, lovely Mallery … a CNA here … brought me food … and it tasted so good!!! By mid-afternoon, I had my hair washed … and I am here at my computer. Everyone has been so kind … another flower delivery … with the added loveliness of the delivery person … who shared a message of support .. and wishing me all the time to just continue with Pete and his memories in my heart … it was so lovely.
Ate Saturday evening meal in the Village dining room. Fellow residents were so lovely. Most knew of Pete’s passing. Many gave me hugs in addition to verbal expressions of sadness and good will. This is a lovely place. We all know we will lose a loved one in here … or pass on with greetings given to family members. It is lovely … it is sincere. I sat down and had a Reuben sandwich with a fellow bridge player… (I noticed I really like the word “lovely.”)
It is now Sunday afternoon … same week. It does not seem possible that all of this has happened in the space of a little over two days. Craig picked me up around 11:00 this morning, and we went to the mortuary to complete arrangements for Pete’s cremation. These last arrangements were all done so nicely through the mortuary. Craig and I left there discussing something written … or not … on Pete’s urn. To continue the menu descriptions … Craig and I did Indian for lunch!!!
I am staying here … the Village at Belmar, Denver, Lakewood. This has become my “neighborhood.” I love the people here … staff and residents. Pete and I collected so many memories … living with the growing children … seeing their wonderful talents develop. Our coming around these last couple years … with Pete’s needs directing our lives … changes in our lives … and these changes enhancing our love for each other.
I am sort-of on a new path. We shall see. I do know that one of my thoughts was that I could now help those little 3rd or 5th graders with their fractions!!! What a plan!!!
Love y’all (Send your prayers and thoughts my way…)