Monday, August 24, 2009

An old chapter finished, a new one begins!

The sad tears have dried and it’s time to move on and let the smiles of happy memories take their place. We bid my Father farewell on Saturday to the great big Playable Places and Great Bloomin’ Spaces in the sky as per his wishes and after that we gathered for a toast of his favourite drink of choice and an afternoon and evening of wonderful memories. We all held up a shot glass of Crown Royal Whiskey in memory of Dad. After going around the room, laughing at some of the toasts that were being said, we held cheers to my father(in true Irish tradition) and downed the shot of whiskey. I for one felt the hot liquid slide down my throat and swore flames escaped my mouth!

I did learn something very interesting though. The arms of support that I assumed would be there for me were not. Oh I did get the usual 5 words that always follows when sadness strikes (my thoughts are with you)and it wasn't even very personal, but that was all I got. It was the arms of a very dear friend as well as phone calls lending from people lending me their support and words of compassion from others within the blogging community which truly helped me through this time. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn’t what I got from this individual. It really is true that when a person is down they will find out who their true friends are. This time it was me who was wearing the rose coloured glasses. Any who….onward I trod to continue my quest of living my life to the fullest and when it’s my turn to leave this mixed up world, I’ll have a margarita in one hand, chocolate in the other and a damn BIG smile on my face!


jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Keep your fork, the best is yet to come, no matter who says what, know it will happen.

Mina said...

What a wonderful tribute to your father. I'm glad to hear that many friends were able to be there by your side during this time in your life.

I will still promise to remove any broccoli from under your casket lol.

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