that's just how I feel right now. Completely wrung out, drained of emotion and energy.
The funeral was yesterday. It was a full Catholic Mass, as was her wish, conducted by a priest who has known the family for about 30 years. I managed to get through a reading with a minimum of tears and wobbly voice (I wasn't quite so composed once I got back to my seat though!), two of my brothers-in-law did a wonderful eulogy. The wake was catered for by friends of my sister-in-law and was very lovely. About 250 people turned up at the church to celebrate her life, and the chatting & remembering lasted many hours.
Pete had to leave for a trip to Sydney last night, so Billy & I stayed over at my parent's house. It was wonderful to just have some pampering for a night, and a distraction for Billy.
We're all ok - getting there anyway. We've had a lot of tears this week, lots of cuddles, lots of questions with few answers.. I feel like I've been twisted and turned until every last drop of emotion has been wrung out of me. I've been sitting in the sun for the last few hours, just reading a book and trying to recharge. I wish I could do it for a few days..
Thank you for everyone's support and well wishes. They've meant so much to us.