Sunday, December 12, 2010

A few things

This is the picture we used on Will's memorial card; he painted it years ago and it had been put away, but I found it when trying to go through all the art supplies and preserve what we can for Liam.  It seemed perfect for the card.  On the back we put one of my favorite blessings.

May the blessing of the rain be on you—
the soft sweet rain.
May it fall upon your spirit
so that all the little flowers may
spring up,
and shed their sweetness on the air.
May the blessing of the great rains
be on you,
may they beat upon your spirit
and wash it fair and clean,
and leave there many a shining pool
where the blue of heaven shines,
and sometimes a star.

Fitting since it has rained going on four inches or so around here since Friday.

This is the link to Will's obituary.  The service was well attended and lovely, so that was a relief.  My sister when home to California for a week today; she'll be back for two weeks at Christmas and then we're well and truly on our own for a while.

The family dinner after the service went okay, I hope.  No yelling or crying, so I guess that's good.  We have lots of leftover food.

The dog is taking it very hard.  She went to dog daycare and then my parents' on Friday.  Yesterday she came home lethargic and sick to her stomach.  Finally around 5:00 I took her to the emergency vet.  Pancreatitis*, they said, probably caused by stress and grief.  Rest, IV fluids, and various medications to treat pain and nausea are needed.  Fifteen hundred dollars later (late tonight or maybe tomorrow morning) she can come home to rest here.  Pray it doesn't become recurrent.  Poor dog.  I hope it doesn't make me a completely horrible person that I find it sad, worrisome, and annoying in equal measures.

*Mildly ironic because people with CF often get this, although Will never did, at least not officially.


Jamie said...

visiting from i-cant-whistle...

praying peace for you tonight and the nights to come.

Sandrant said...

It's a beautiful card.