It seems somewhat morbid to write about the ‘goods’ in the week that one’s mom has died but I like this exercise and I will try to think about the ‘goods’ despite my loss.
Ryan got his 2nd dose of vaccine.
My friends and cousins in India along with Tribeca Elderly Care service are extending their constant support to help my father get better.
There was a lot of anxiety about bringing him home and I worried if he will survive, but coming home gave him peace. I am preparing myself for any outcome.
My friends, coworkers, Sean’s coworkers have poured their love and solidarity via food, cards, plants.
Plants and gardening are still giving me immense comfort so I continue to obsessively tend to my little flower bed.
Sahana did go up to Boston to celebrate her Senior week. The kid missed out on so much this year, her last year in college.
The weather has been wonderful so I could sit by the flowers and meditate. That has given me peace.
My coworkers have taken up my classes and urged me to simply focus on myself and my family. I am forever grateful.
Two of my dearest friends came to visit. Their visit brought me much joy. They allowed me to cry and I did.
A friend organized a small offering of peace at our local Kali temple. I am an agnostic but as ma got older she fell in love with Goddess Kali. I decided to offer a puja for her. We have not done it yet, but my friend took that organization off my hands. For that I am grateful.
Sean has been by my side brain storming questions to ask, driving Ryan wherever he needs to be and lending his constant support.
Ryan just compiles animal videos on Tik Tok for me to look at.
I needed oxygen for my dad desperately and appealed for it on social media. Some friends and a cousin who I call angels, arranged for it to see him through a few days if he survives.
A friend shared a beautiful thought – we are all in pain, whether we want to suffer is in our hands. And that is where acceptance comes in. I am not there yet, but my goal is to get there.
I often feel alone in my grief but I know I am surrounded by love.