|My parents' wedding portrait, c. 1955
I won't be around much over the next week.
Things are in flux.
Things beginning and things ending.
My father in law and his long time lady friend got married in a surprise ceremony yesterday. So surprise, they didn't even tell us about it when we were visiting them for our annual holiday 2 weeks ago. I wish we had known. We would have come to celebrate with them. This life is too short to pass up any opportunity to celebrate with the ones you love.
I'm flying out of town tomorrow.
My mother is very ill. Likely at the end of her days.
It was a conspiracy of life--reasons that at the time felt justified, but now feel trivial--I didn't spend nearly as much time with my parents in the past several years as I wanted to. My children missed out on seeing their grandparents regularly. This is something I will always regret.
My mother has been drifting away for several years now.
I miss her, terribly. I think I always will.