As the sorrow eases of my mother's passing, I am finding myself playing a new family role. Funny, I never really thought about it before. Being the eldest and the closer in proximity, I have been silently placed into a position of authority---- decision maker for our little family in certain areas. The realization was apparent last night after receiving a phone call from both sister and father, one right after the other. Don't misunderstand... I love they are suddenly phoning more often.... it's just new. The conversations went kinda like this:
Sister: I almost phoned mother until i remembered, so i called you instead. I got your e-mails about 'this' and 'that'. It's fine with me that you do that.
Daddy: Oh? You did those things? That's fine with me. BTW, add 'people' and 'person' to the list of Thank You cards.
Suddenly, I am thinking I might have to mature.... just a little.... scary stuff.....