Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Late to a Funeral

I feel awful.

I had plans to meet mom and her sisters at Uncle Bill's memorial service. Paul and I had it all planned out. Today I pulled out our suitcases to get everyone packed by Friday.

Then I went online and read mom's blog. The memorial service was last weekend. I was under the impression that it was this weekend. I have hotel reservations for this weekend. I booked Tuesday off work for the drive home. I wrote notes to the kids teachers letting them know the kids would miss a day of school. I went to the yarn store today and bought some locally spun yarn to take to mom. I got a skein for Darryl too. I am ready to go.

I am late. I feel terrible. It was important to me to be there to support mom and to celebrate Uncle Bill's life.

I can't buy a break.

4 comments:

JustApril said...

AH RATS!!! I hate when stuff like that happens. You did your best though and that's all any of us can do. Our best. Maybe you can still go on the trip and be a support now? Sometimes it's the days AFTER the funeral when we really start to get down.
sorry =(

angie, party of one said...

That stinks Kelly Anne, I'm so sorry. I agree with Justapril, take the trip anyway and go visit his grave or marker and pay your respects...with a joke!

Wudas said...

It was a simple case of miscommunication. The worst part is I had your BE brush cleaner with me! Damn the bad luck. I missed you but don't worry I was and am okay.

Take care of yourself and your family and cancel that motel room. It's a flea bag.

Shannon said...

We all make mistakes. It's part of being human. So is the ability to forgive people when they make mistakes.