First of all - thank you for all of your sweet and encouraging comments to my last post. I feel so lucky to have met such a wonderful bunch of girls through book blogging!
It has been the hardest and saddest week in my life. We said the final goodbye to my dad yesterday, and it was a beautiful ceremony. I'd like to think my dad would have liked it.
This week I have thought a lot about death, about dying quite young (my father was only 55) and have discovered things about myself. I can be strong and give support to people around me, it was a good discovery. Jan has been enormous source of help, of course, and I am thankful. There are things that will be difficult from here on, but it's important to take it a day at a time.
We will be returning to Helsinki today and I hope I will get back the desire to read soon. So far I haven't really been able to focus more than a few pages at a time.
Dear Riv, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope the good memories of your father will sustain you during these difficult times. I'm so glad you have support, and are able to offer support to others - it will help. Take care, Lee-AnneReplyDelete
Dear Riv, I cannot imagine how this week must have been for you. You and your family are in my thoughts. And know, as you long as you remember your father, he is not completely gone from your life.ReplyDelete
I honestly can not imagine how you are feeling but you sound so strong in this post, I'm really proud of you. I hope you're being as kind to yourself as much as possible and letting Jan look after you xxReplyDelete
I find the strength of this post inspiring, Riv. I hope each new day brings you the comfort and support you need.ReplyDelete
I'm still sending you positive thoughts. This post was really sweet and it's awesome that you're being such a strong person and comforting others as well. My best wishes to you and your family.ReplyDelete
It's good to hear you have the support you need -- and being able to be there for others as well is an incredible strength. Safe travels home.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry for your loss. *hugs*ReplyDelete
Just to say I'm thinking of you. Take care xxxxReplyDelete