Today was hard.
The whole week was hard.
It seems like one long day.
We have so many good memories of mom, and being forced to sort through them quickly and unexpectedly has not been pleasant.
Except it has, because mom was hilarious, and our happy memories are good.
There are some things that will always remind us of mom.
And there are so many things we are so grateful we got to experience with her, like how she loved being with Kirk and his family, and how she got to see me fall in love with Nathan and delight in the news that he chose me for keeps.
We are glad she is free from sorrow, and happy that she is reunited with her parents, and we know it is good she was taken quickly without pain.
But we miss her very much.
Our minds understand the whole “she is in a better place”, and our hearts are happy for her peace and joy, but our skin misses her hands, and our arms miss her hugs, and our eyes miss her smiles.
We needed to say goodbye, privately, to thank her and love her and honor her final moments.
We thought sonic could say it best.
And mom always said that only the person you love most gets the cherry at the bottom.