The wake for my mother and Aunt was a very touching day.
I never realized how much they were loved by a lot of people until that day. Family flew in from around the country and the turnout from friends was in the hundreds. The lines were around the corner and people kept showing up throughout the event.
It was tough to stand there and welcome all the people, but the support from everyone was the only thing that got me through the night.
The only negative was my father, he is lucky he walked out of there on his own.
The man who cheated on my mother had the nerve to show up and stand there with my sister, me and the members of my Aunts family and introduce himself as my mothers husband. Accepting all the sympathy from everyone while his new girlfriend stood close by.
I wanted to end him right then and there, but with the help of family and friends I made it through the night.
The next day at the funeral it was cold but sunny.
A lot of people showed up and it was a touching ceremony. My Aunt and mother were laid to rest right next to each other, together forever. They were inseparable in life, so now they were in death.
After the funeral, all our family members went to lunch together before a lot of them had to fly back home.
We went to a nice restaurant and basically took up the whole place. We called ahead of course.
But there was my father with his girlfriend.
When I walked in and saw him I was intercepted by a few of my cousins who took me outside because they knew I wasn’t going to civil like everyone else.
They talked to me for a little while and we walked in and I sat as far away from him as possible. It turned out to be a good time, yes I know that seems strange because we just came from a funeral. But there were a lot of good memories of my mother and Aunt shared.
After lunch everyone said their goodbyes and we all parted ways.
I went home to be by myself and cry.
I didn’t know how I was going to get over the pain, and little did I know that it was going to take a very long time. But I did know I had no choice but to move on with life.