Nov 28, 2012 - 8:01 pm
First, thank each and every one of you for your words of sympathy and love expressed to me upon losing my precious George. The days have gone by in a blurr and it was difficult to stay strong but I did and took care of the necessary. I really had no idea there was so much to do when death occurs but with the help of my daughter, almost all is now done. Next week I meet with the financial planner to go over monthly expenses and work on a budget. Ugh. George always took care of bills and such so all of this is new to me but I did a spreadsheet today so hopefully that end will go smoothly.
I was totally overwhelmed with how many people attended the visitation and funeral. George's friends and business associates honored him in ways I never dreamed. We are in Michigan and people came from Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Alabama and Pennsylvania. Just goes to show what a great guy he was. I never imagined more than 200 people would come thru the doors. I am so greatful and appreciative of their love and concern for our family.
George would have been pleased with the memorial luncheon. I had it at an Italian restaurant we went to often especially before cancer. A buffet of the food that I remember him liking. The owner remembered me and went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect, down to the linen tablecloths. His picture was surrounded by roses in the middle of the room. Dignified and perfect.
I miss him so terribly each day. The evenings are especially hard without his physical presence but I have his photo on the table next to the couch and his ashes are up on the dresser so in a a wierd way, he is still here.
I will try to check in more often and perhaps answer a few posts.
Love to all - Tina