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Longest Week

I swear that this week has lasted longer than any in my memory.

This process has not been fun. Not only do we have to deal with the sadness and all of the other emotions that come with my mom’s passing, but we have to plan this funeral. It’s just as involved as planning a wedding: venue, officiator, flowers, reception, catering, and on and on and on. I can’t believe this is how it always happens. How awful. Dad and I have been talking about it, and I think we’re both getting ready to start planning our own funerals so no one has to deal with all of this for us.

We met with the minister at St. Andrews today to start talking about the funeral service. He’s a very nice man, and I’m very grateful for his assistance and willingness to be open to our requests.

Mom’s obituary is posted online. It should be running in the Raleigh N&O and the Florence, SC, paper this Sunday.

The funeral home also gave us space to create a more involved website: http://display.mem.com/ContentDisplay.aspx?ID=32853202. This one includes a longer biography, a video of some pictures, and a place to leave audio memorial messages.

Okay, it’s almost tomorrow already, and I still have a lot to do tonight. This stinks. Mom was the good planner and the hostess with the mostess. It’s so difficult to do all of this without her.

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