I feel like I am coming up for air.
For a long time we have been helping to take care of my dear precious mother-in-law. Sometimes this meant 24/7 having someone by her side and sometimes it meant having a meal schedule to help feed her. I was in charge of ordering her medicines and delivering them, helping with the schedule, and all doctor appointments and discussing hospital procedures, along with a sister-in-law who attended part of the appointments and did lots and lots of bedside sitting. Lots.
She passed away last Wednesday and now there is a big hole. All the things that used to be hard to fit into the schedule are gone, but now we are in the phase of getting everything reported which is a little harder because her husband was retired military so there is a bit of government paperwork to do as well.
But for now, I can sit and drink tea and see my best friend for the first time in quite a while.
This tea had gotten lost in the jumble of a big box, but it is going to be a frequent tea for while because I really like it. Easy to steep, adorable gold-wrapped heart-shaped tuo cha, and delicious mushroom and rice flavor.
I raise my cup to Mima, a great mother-in-law, a dream grandmother to my children, and a wonderful woman.