REST IN PEACE, LAURIE
a few days ago i received a terrible phone call. one of those “call me, it’s an emergency” texts appeared on my phone from my dad while i was teaching blogshop. my mind starting spinning with terrible possibilities. i rush out of the room and call him to find out that my step-mom had passed away and that my little brother found her in her home in arizona. my heart sank and then began racing so fast it was hard to breathe. i was in the position where i have 25 students waiting in the other room. students who signed up for a good time. how was i going to put on a happy face? i made the decision to teach one day and miss the second so that i could be with my family all week. today was the viewing of her body and it was heartbreaking. my little brothers, only 17 and 22, stood there with me mourning the loss of their mother. memories of our childhood trips and summers together. we just held each other and promised we would always be there for each other. tonight we looked through hundreds of photos together, telling stories of happy times as a family. although her and my father were divorced a few years ago, she was always like a second mom to me my entire childhood. she was a wonderful person and left this world far too early. RIP laurie, we love you.
i’ll be back to work on monday, have a nice weekend everyone. -bri