Mamatography 2014 – Week 3:A Funeral, A View

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The dreaded week has come and gone. These are truly sad and sore times.

9. To See You Again. We went to the undertakers to view my moms body. My dad wanted to be sure it was her in the coffin. I wanted to have a chance to cry without a room full of people. We opted against embalming and two weeks had already passed, so we weren’t sure what to expect. She looked so thin, but healthy. Her hair was soft and brushed. She looked lovely. In life she often abstained and followed certain habits because she wanted to be a beautiful corpse. She sure got her wish.
10. Funeral day. Informal, no priest or stranger leading the ceremony, just me. Leading the family in words, in song, in placing lilies on the coffin. A lot of tears. And after, lunch with every person she knew in the country there.
11. Driving day, all the way to Wales at the foothills of Snowdonia. And a big thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last few weeks.
12. Bittersweet. Knowing she was meant to be on this holiday with us, was bittersweet. Knowing how much she would have loved the mountains, equally so.
13. Bed Hogs. A king size bed, and there’s still no room for me. Sigh.
14. Garden Decor. Some weird garden decor in the town of Machynlleth. Certainly a talking point!
15. Mountains, Gandalf! Mountains! I could take a picture of this mountain every single morning and it would never look the same two days in a row. If I lived there, I’d totally do that. With a timer to go off every day at the same time. It was an exquisite view.

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4 thoughts on “Mamatography 2014 – Week 3:A Funeral, A View

  1. Thank you for continuing to share your grief. It is so important for you, but also for others to read about it. It’s such a difficult topic and in this day and age we try to hide it away, which isn’t good for our society.

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  2. Funerals are so tough. They are so surreal for me. How amazing that you were able to lead the funeral, I love that you did that!
    Thinking of you and your family through this rough time. XXX
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  3. Princesspoet

    Prayers for you all & what a beautiful view!
    Princesspoet’s last blog post ..Loneliness

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    Luschka Reply:

    Thank you lovely, and yes!

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