Monday, February 1, 2010

Life and Death

On January 2, 2010 my mother, Delight Goodwin, aged 90, passed away peacefully. My dad was able to sit by her bed for several hours that morning but she never responded to any of his talking or his touch. They had been married for 67 years and although it was very difficult for him to say goodbye to her, he was very thankful that she did not suffer.

The memorial service was held on January 7 and all 5 of her grandchildren were able to be here for the service. My nephew in the USMC received permission to be here for the week and we are so grateful that he could come. My son and his wife flew in from Texas, a granddaughter and grandson from California and our daughter from just 60 miles away. It was a sad time, but also a happy time as memories were shared. Lots of laughs, some tears, good memories.

My mother was the oldest of her siblings and she outlived them all. Her youngest brother by 11 years passed away from cancer in the summer of 2009.

Our journeys continue. My mother journeyed to heaven, my father journeyed to live with us and Aaron and I continue in our journey of adjustment.