Support so good you can taste it...

Monday, September 13, 2010

So, a month ago - a month ago today in fact...Was one of the hardest days of my life...

After a very, very, VERY short battle with cancer - which is both a blessing and a curse (the short battle, not the cancer), my mom passed away.

Friday, the 13th.

Bleck.


It was a blur of a summer - trips to NoDak to be with her, trips I would do again and again and again if it meant one more minute. Trips filled with crazy family and tears and hugging and all that other stuff...


And then we came home...

to this...


Yep. On the very day my mom passed away, I had received a text from my dear friend and neighbor telling me we had bad bad storms, with "lightning so close you could smell it"

Huh. Yep...Well, this must of been what they were smelling.

Turns out lightning struck our fence...sent some sort of wacky current to my computer...AND my cable...

Yep. No computer. No internet. No cable.

Maybe not a big deal for a lot of you -but for us...yeah...next to impossible!
And while I didn't say it out loud - I was crying in the privacy of my own home...thinking to myself...how do I keep going...
When I have no internet or cable distractions...and I'm alone with my thoughts. Alone with the haunting pictures in my head of what I saw leading up to the end...
How do I keep going when all I want to do is lie down and cry...if only for a couple of days...
when there are adorable small people who need me every second of every day...when I have a husband who has been nothing but supportive but needs to get back to the office...
(speaking of offices, mine sort of missed me too while I was gone)
(My in basket - not including the electronic in basket & email mind you!)

When there's a dog that missed us so much he let us know we shouldn't leave again by cleaning out the pantry, vomiting it all over the carpet and then proceeding to shred some of our belongings, like brand new umbrellas...

You know what picked ME up off the ground?


Seriously.

The WORLD'S. GREATEST. FRIENDS.


As if the gorgeous, delish fruit weren't enough...

Then, these started arriving...one at a time...

I cannot tell you how these have saved me...

Coming home from work and wanting to do NOTHING, but knowing that I need to do something so as to keep the family from starving to death...

This has been the greatest (SURPRISE!) gift ever.

EVER!

I know I've said it a billion times...but the friends I have made in Matt Logelin and the women who make it all happen...
You could all be so lucky...

Thank you Matt & Maddy & Brooke and Ali and Becky and Cara and Chris and Christa and Nancy and Rachel and Meggin and Kate in the Northridge and Leigh in the Sav and Lindsay and Maureen and Kris and Laurie and Gina and Danielle and Kate and Katie J and Katy E and Kelly Mc and Tricia and Jessica and Teal and Meesh.
Thank you.

Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. And my belly!

2 comments:

Anti-Supermom said...

Darcie, I'm so sorry for your loss, but also so happy that you have dear friends with awesome intentions.

fritzfacts said...

Such a wonderful group of friends you have made, such a blessing. Makes me like them even more!

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