I don’t even know how to start this blog post – I’m so out of practice!
The last time I posted back in October, I opened up and shared that my mother had become very sick with advanced liver cancer. And I want to truly thank each and every one of you who commented with words of love and support. You have absolutely no idea how much it meant to me.
I’m very sad to say that my mom passed away just before Christmas. While my heart is absolutely broken over losing her, I’m grateful it was not a lingering illness that made her suffer. She went very quickly and in peace.
And in many ways, I feel her passing has not totally sunken in yet. Despite all the work I’m doing with her estate and such… it doesn’t really feel like she’s gone. It just feels like I haven’t talked to her in a while…
Did anyone see J.K. Simmons’ Oscar acceptance speech? You know, the the part where he talked about calling your parents? I pretty much fell apart.
In other, happier, news – Wedding planning is going well. I took a break during the end of Autumn and through the holidays, obviously, to care for my mom, but things with the wedding are rolling once again.
We have our venue booked (and they’re taking care off all food, beverages, linens and china). The photographer, videographer, officiant, and DJ are all booked, and we are planning on taking engagement photos in April.
My wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses are all picked out, but I’m still on the hunt for a veil. Remember the wedding color poll I posted a few months ago? Well, it was super helpful in helping me pick a color for my bridesmaids. I’m DYING to tell you all what color the bridesmaid dresses are, but I think I’m going to keep it a secret until closer to the wedding.
We’re sending out Save the Date cards this weekend, which makes everything REALLY real! It’s very exciting.
And we have several cake tastings scheduled over the next couple of weeks. Ah, cake tastings – that’s pretty much my idea of heaven…
The wedding is 7 months away, which feels like forever, but I have a feeling it’s going to FLY by.
So, now down to business. Where do I stand with my blog?
I don’t know.
I think about my blog a lot. I think about reviews I want to write, wedding stuff I want all of your opinions on…
I have logged in a few times and have been absolutely blown away by how many views my blog continues to receive even though there has been no new content in months. It’s such a wonderful feeling.
But I don’t feel like I’m ready to come back to blogging as much as I was before. Not yet anyway.
So I think we’ll call this a “soft” come-back.
I have a few drafts that were already in the works from a few months back that never got posted. So I think I’ll slowly make my way back into blogging. Maybe only once a week to start. We’ll see.
But, overall, if feels nice to be back, in whatever capacity that is.
“Call your mom, call your dad. If you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call them. Don’t text. Don’t email. Call them on the phone. Tell them you love them, and thank them, and listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you.” – J.K. Simmons