Saturday, April 17, 2010

My March sucked!

March was a very hard month for me. I got very little reading done, although my posts for March are forthcoming.
The first part of March I lost my nephew, a police officer in Prince George's County, MD. Because his death was in the line of duty, it was the whole shebang of a funeral...very moving, very emotional, very draining. His crew out there is holding several fundraisers in his memory for the Fraternal Order of Police #89 and the FALLEN OFFICER MEMORIAL FUND and for both COPS and HEROES. They have been very good and generous to Tommy's widow and parents, as they were to us when we were out there. Please take a look and donate if you shall.
















On the day we returned from Maryland, I lost my grandma after her very long fight with Alzheimer's. I will be doing my annual Alzheimer's walk this year. In years past, the walk was in her honor. This year, it will be in her memory.

When it rains, it pours. Two deaths in one week's time was almost more than I could bear. I won't be attending any more funerals this year. I don't think I have another one in me. I have also lost my zeal for reading. But I'll find it again; books have always been some of my best friends, something I could always rely on. That's something my grandma taught me very early in life. I love you, lady and miss you more than you can ever know.

4 comments:

Kay said...

Shannon, I'm so sorry for both of your losses. My Dad was a police officer and I know how much the families deal with and dread a tragic event such as this.

My Dad also died of Alzheimers so I understand something of that as well.

Hugs to you. Your reading zest will return at some point. Just give yourself time.

Shannon said...

Thanks, Kay. It has been a very difficult month as I said and I'm not sure if it would have been easier if some time had been between the deaths. It was hard because I had no time to grieve for the first one and then it was on to the second. But at the same time, I can grieve for them both at the same time and maybe my heart will heal quicker. I appreciate the condolences.

ckubala said...

Shannon, My sincere sympathy to you and your family. I am sorry for your loss and hope the comforting words of family and friends will help you at this hard time.

Shannon said...

Hi Carol,
Thanks so much for your kind words. My April has been decidedly better and the kindness of others has been a contributing factor. =)