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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I'm back

i'm welcoming my self back to the world of blogging.  Much has happened since I last blogged here, and it will explain the long hiatus.  Through out the entire summer and fall, my mother was ill. She would rally and then fall back, all the while getting weaker and weaker.  Miraculously, she was able to be released from the rehab/nursing facility she was in to attend her grandson's (my nephew's) bar mitzvah in mid-November.  One month later, she passed away in her sleep.
She was 92, but i was still devastated.
It was so hard to say goodbye to my last parent, and it was made doubly hard because my daughter was away and was in the middle of finals.  In the Jewish religion, a person must be buried as quickly as possible; within 24 hours.  I had to decide what to do-tell my daughter the night before her biggest final of the semester, or wait until she came home the day after the funeral.  I thought about what my mother would want me to do.  So I waited.  When she came home and I told her, she was very upset, but she did understand.  She knew why I did it.  i have a very mature and wonderful daughter. I have to be thankful that my son, although he is only 14, is such a mature and wonderful young man,  He was very close to his grandmother, and even though he was devastated, he was a tremendous help.  I know he is still hurting.
Even though it has been almost three months, I miss her every day.  Its very hard but I have the best family and friends and I am so thankful.  My son is having a great first year as a freshman in high school and am ready to et back in the blogging swing.
Thanks to all of you who have stuck with it here and I will have more stories of whats going on in the world of teenagers, colleges and high school.