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Friday, June 21, 2013

A break from "sitting shiva"

We're not supposed to do overt public mourning on Shabbat.  So after landing  in Israel and getting home and sitting a couple of hours and being comforted by neighbors, I was finally able to take a shower and put on clean clothes and wear shoes.

After Shabbat I will take off my clean Shabbat clothes and put back on the clothes I wore to the funeral and had been wearing also on the plane.

My kids are taking good care of me.

I was picked up at the airport and bought coffee so I wouldn't fall asleep too early or too late.  When I got home, I could see that the house has been scrubbed and the livingroom rearranged.  We'll be eating a combination of the food brought in by neighbors and cooked by my kids.

I am not interfering.  Yes, I admit that not interfering is tough for me.

I really am sincerely grateful.

I have a super wonderful family and community.

Shabbat Shalom to all


Anonymous said...

Hashem bless you and your family.


Batya said...

thank you

Netivotgirl said...

Batya, I'm glad you have such a wonderful family because YOU are an incredibly special lady who is very dear to a vast number of yidden! Welcome home to Eretz Yisrael! I have to pay a shiva call to Ein Tzurim tomorrow afternoon after a morning at school. So I will try to call you in the evening, Be'H.

Batya said...

darling, thank you so much