The service for Mom on Saturday was actually beautiful and filled me with such peace. The music, the readings, the eulogy, and the friends that were there made it special. The Monseigneur was kind and had a wit and spark that made the service both reverential and celebratory. I know that Mom would have liked the whole thing.
Both my wife and I felt some closure with the service. Some of our colleagues who came to the service invited us to attend an oyster roast at the laboratory later in the evening. We went and enjoyed talking to friends, eating oysters, and doing something together that was happy. It feels like we are getting back to some normalcy in our lives.
On Sunday, I had a call to tow a 65 foot steel hulled schooner that had gone aground. She was quite the vessel and the towing experience was interesting. Doing that job felt good too. The adrenalin and the success of towing that boat to the harbor made me feel alive and happy.
I am now in North Carolina doing some work. I will finish that in the morning and then head home. Staying busy and doing the things that I enjoy has been helpful. And my C. has been working on the garden, planting seeds, and spreading mulch in the raised beds.
All of these activities are indicative that we are moving along with the tide of living. Spring is coming, as is my wife's birthday on Thursday. It feels good to smile again.