Puerto Vallarta. Angela and I have an opportunity to go ridiculously inexpensively, so we're planning a reconnection / what's-next retreat. Angela has been the-other-woman through all of this and while she certainly understood and has embraced what's most important as Colleen's husband has, we're each now positioned to reevaluate our day-to-day rituals redefining our roles on planet earth... life beyond being cancer parents/caregivers.
Per Madi's request, we had her mortal body cremated and they're in a beautiful wooden box. We talked to her about spreading her ashes at one of her favorite places in Ireland, Maui, or England.., "c'mon Madi... just tell us where and that'll give us a reason to go", but not even a nibble from Madi. So it's up to us: we've written about another 'service' and there will be something, but that seems and sounds so final but we all mourn her departure I do believe that we all need a forum to express our love and gratitude for hers, but the what and when are not quite yet in focus. Moms and I asked Madi if she wanted her cremated remains buried and again, she asked "what for". It was a very confident and spiritual reminder by Madi that her mortal remains may actually be somewhat insignificant in the grand scheme of things in His eyes.