As the dust settles… It’s been a whirlwind of a week. I see people out and about working through the work week and it is hard to process that the entire world hasn’t stopped like ours has.
We are now collecting memories, flowers from the casket spray, copies of the obituary, writing thank yous, saving pictures from yesterday, collecting the pieces and putting it together into the foundation of life after Dad. It still hasn’t hit yet. There are reminders everywhere that he is gone. Carver will ask about him, Father’s Day is all over Walmart, the oxygen concentrator and feeding tube supplies are gone at mom’s house, it isn’t “mom and dad’s house” anymore, silly things he has said pop up into my Facebook memories.
As the wound is still fresh, I take comfort in knowing we did all we could for dad. We honored his wishes. Yesterday is exactly how he would have wanted it. The fireman and first responders honored him in such an incredible way. I will never forget their kindness and the respect the showed my dad. There seems to be two worlds, the one before and after dad. As much as it hurts, we will remain Kramer strong.
Mom should be back tomorrow. She’s doing really good….just tired. We all are.