My father died this weekend. Luckily, I was able to fly back to Calgary in time – to be there and to keep my Mom company for a few days. I have three siblings in Calgary, so she’s far from alone. But it was important for all of us to be together. We’ll have a memorial service in January.
In the meantime, I arrived back in Denver last night and am scrambling madly to get ready for Christmas. We’re having 20 for dinner.
Thank God I was reasonably prepared before I left!