It's been over a week now since our sweet Judy has passed away and I still can't believe it and it still weighs heavy on my heart and mind. I know that we had been preparing for it but it just doesn't seem real now that it has finally happened. So many emotions and feelings, mostly concern for my dear brother Kevin and my nieces and nephews. I know without a doubt that Judy is
absolutely fine, she is without pain, she was near perfect or as Mary Poppins would say (because Judy always reminded me of a young Julie Andrews anyway) PRACTICALLY PERFECT in EVERY WAY!
It's those of us that have to remain here this short time on earth (which seems like eternity) that have to struggle and miss her smile, laugh and unrelenting determination and positive I CAN DO IT attitude.
It's hard to get going each day and yet that is exactly what Judy did even with cancer until the very, very end. Judy really would want us to get up off our BUTTS and get GOING, stop sitting around and HAVE SOME FUN! THAT WAS JUDY---through and through. I just need to keep reminding myself of that.
She has always been an inspiration to me since I was young and now she continues to be an inspiration to me even more. I can't wait to be a grandma someday as I have seen what a fun loving one she was and silly too.
So tomorrow is a new day, and yes, it may be hard but as I think of Judy I need to think of others also. I need to reach out to those around me and find those that I don't know that need me as Judy would do and in doing so, lose myself in serving them for that is what she always did and gladly with a smile.
I know that she is SMILING NOW.