Most of our Dear Friends and Loyal Blog Readers know by now that my Dear Mom, Mai G. Parsons, has passed on. We learned the news on December 15th. Since then we have received a flood of condolences and each and every one of them has touched our hearts and spirits. We thank you all so much for your wishes and prayers. Many of the emails and phone calls have sure brought back a lot of memories. Your kind thoughts are part of the healing process and truly make a huge difference in coping with this inevitable milestone on Life's highway. Many of those milestones are joyous occasions, many mark difficult stretches in the highway but the milestone that lies at the end of of a Loved One's road is always perhaps the most difficult milestone to reach.
For us, the Journey Down Memory Lane is only just beginning. We are writing this blog post in the 5 am darkness of Roger's home in Mesa. We will be leaving here in less than an hour to go to the airport. Our flight to Indianapolis takes off at 8 am and get there (hopefully) at 4:20 pm.
We have lined up a nice place to stay in someone's home as well as transportation. Services and burial are scheduled for Thursday, December 22nd. Time has become rather blurred for us since we learned the news and we can only imagine how blurry time will become between now and the upcoming Thursday. One thing we know for sure, it is a process that takes its own form and energy and will carry us along like a small twig in a gushing torrent. We will reach calm water once again, somewhere downstream.
There is much to be done and time is short. Therefore we can't linger here on this blog. We will be carrying our own netbook computer on this trip and plan to blog as frequently as we can. Blogging has become one of the anchors of our lives so it would be counter productive to take a blogging break now when these posts are even more important to our spirit and sanity.
Thank You for all your care and kind thoughts. You all mean so much to us both. Have a great day & Many Cheers, jp
Thinking about you a lot, and wishing you well in this difficult time. Looking forward to talking in person.
Best to you and Susun. nem
I'm thinking of you and Susun, too. Just saw something saying West Lafayette, Indiana is one of the top 10 affordable places to live on a joint social security income for two people because of housing, the university and civic and local activities. I'm sure Mai lived her best mostly until the end, in her own way. Thoughts and best karma on the winds. Peace be with you, and peace by with Mai.
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