It is T day over at Bleubeard's and Elizabeth's blog. I hope my post isn't too much of a downer today.
Since yesterday, Monday, was my mother's funeral, I can't say I have a lot to share this week. Her funeral was very sad, but very nice. We kept it small, just immediate family, and we had a wonderful multi-faith pastor run the service. I'm not sure pastor is the right term, as she could perform a funeral in several religions. I hadn't heard of someone being able to do this before, and I think she might be called on for someone (like my mother) if they were not a member of any specific church, synagogue, mosque, etc.community already. I really liked this woman. She was lovely and on top of her game dealing with grieving families. As a former teacher, I think she understood my mom who was also a former teacher. Although she never met my mother, she did a wonderful job tailoring (from the bits and pieces we shared) how we wanted to say goodbye to her.
Afterwards the family went out for lunch and a beer, not that my mom was a big drinker, but we all needed to unload for a little while. As we ate, my brother realized that I am the oldest member of my immediate family, and everyone decided I am the new matriarch. It is meant more in love and jest, but I keep thinking about some of those old soap opera style TV shows from the 80's when I hear that word. Smile.
Here's my T day link.