Life has been a bit off lately which has left me feeling a little less than inspired to write. On 1/29/16, my father passed away suddenly from a heart attack. A week after the funeral, my uncle passed away from the same fate. The first two months of 2016 have been a time of transition as my family and I settle into a new normal.
It’s also played havoc on my schedule.
Now that death has introduced itself — this is the first immediate family member to pass away — I’ve been trying to spend as much time with my one remaining parent. After work, I visit my mom on a regular basis to make sure her needs are being met. She’s been coping pretty well but sometimes I’m afraid she wants to give up. I’ll blog about it in a later post.
I’m currently on Spring Break and the last two weeks have been a much needed time to regroup and recenter my spiritual practices. I pressed into them a lot more recently and started to reflect on death a little bit more than usual.
I just finished the audio book of When Air Becomes Breath by Paul Kalanithi. I don’t think I was ready to listen to a memoir that was left unfinished by a successful up and coming neuro surgeon who passed away from cancer. It was a bit too early to early for me to delve fully into the subject. I struggled my way through it and I wasn’t really actively listening while it played. I’ll give it another try at a later time.
Angelina is currently on Spring Break as well and is hiking and eating her way through Oregon. Gosh, now that I’m blogging again, there’s a lot of interesting stories coming to mind that I’d like to share. I recently started dating a guy who has really caught my attention…I believe he feels the same way too. I’ll ask him if I can blog about our relationship.
Things are looking up as Spring Break comes to a close; with only two months left of the school year and glorious summer vacation on the horizon, I believe we’ll be posting a lot more spiritual stories in the future.
I’d like to close this post with pictures of my dad whom I miss terribly.
Rest in peace dad!