I want to refer my readers to my friend Will's blog. Will's mother died shortly after Christmas. She had been ill for many years but her passing away at that particular time was somewhat of a surprise. Will travelled from New York to Florida to be with his family during the funeral and handling family business which included his newly widowed father. Will's blog entries following his mother's passing are both humorous and moving. I laughed and cried simultaneously.
Will is a gifted writer and I think you will find his recent blog entries quite touching and amusing too.