Last year at about this time we were at my MIL's making the traditional Medisterpølse's.
Its a danish sausage and wonderful. Last night we were talking that if we didn't make them this year it would be the first time in either of the son's life they didn't have them for Christmas. So we are going to make a batch we think. It will be hard enough this year.
Yesterday we went to the funeral home and made the service arrangements. My MIL had her funeral all arranged and prepaid so it really made the difficult task easy. The Pastor came and helped.
I remember when my MIL did it. Shortly after she was diagnosed she insisted on getting her house in order. TODAY. When she got something in her head you would not stop hearing about it until it was done. I am sure grateful for it now. Today we are picking out one of her quilts to display at the service and some pictures.
We have been talking over the last fewmonths. My MIL's last meal she requested and ate was pickled Herring. Yuk! But she enjoyed it. When she was talking out of her head earlier this week, dreaming and talking away she mentioned she had her best outfit ready. Is she wearing it now? For her welcome home party.
I have been home and Rick is still staying there for awhile. Yesterday I went over and already the house seems so strange. I have spent every holiday there for the last 34 years. Most of my childrens birthdays parties were spent there. I look at the dining room table and remember the thousands of card game we played there. Millions of memories in that house. When the house is gone it will be the worse.
We are keeping the house until the spring. That way we can slowly go through everything and throw, sale or donate things until the auction in the spring. She never threw anything away so it will take us months.
I want to express my gratitude for the prayers and warm wishes everyone has sent. It has meant so much. This has been such a long roller coaster of a ride we are just numb and not thinking much right now. I am so happy I am off work. Anyway.....J-land is a warm and caring place. Thank you all.