Following a long and difficult battle, Mom passed away peacefully early last week, with my bro and me right by her side.
|happier times, about a zillion years ago|
The mood here is obviously sad, but there's also an undeniable sense of relief that her struggles are finally over. Regardless of what you believe happens next (i.e. after death), that in itself is a beautiful thing in light of all that she has endured in recent years.
Those two squirts pictured above have made up one hell of a team in dealing with all that needs to be dealt with at a time like this, and now that things are beginning to settle down, my bro is urging me to come out of blog retirement soon. And I suppose he's right – at some point, one does have to get back to the business of living.
Thank you all for your patience during these mostly silent few months. It's looking like I'll be rolling again before long.