We've had some cold weather this week and as you may imagine it has been a tough week as we held my fathers funeral a few days ago. I'm still a bit tired but getting on about as well as expected. After snow just a few days ago it is very pleasant today with sun in Glasgow. I didn't need a jacket when I was out earlier.
I bought my mum lunch in a posh local hotel. She's been spending some time in the garden and she's trying to catch up on sleep. She's looking better. Looking after a loved one as they die is hard. I'm glad I'm close to home. I started this blog when I lived in England over a decade ago and I made a clear decision to return to Scotland to be closer to my parents. I'm glad I made that decision now.
Adult life involves a lot of responsibilities and balancing things. Some people just walk through life avoiding things but that doesn't always work. Duty is important and if your parents have been good to you, you should be good to them. My mum needs space for her own grief but it is important to be nearby if she needs me.