I came to the realisation yesterday that I have been excessively blogging as a means of ignoring my feelings. The time that I have spent sitting at the computer (mid-morning after breakfast and prior to Daughter returning home from school) is the time that I would usually sit with my mother in law in the sunshine enjoying a cup of cay. So here I am trying to fill this void with typing (as I am doing right now at 10.29 am).
So today I am going to walk away from the computer and perhaps have a little time to examine my feelings. I understand the finalisation of death although I still wait for Refika to call me downstairs. I think it is more that I loved my mother in law as an akadas (friend) as well as a motherly figure (and the fact that I had watched her smack The Turk with a stick when he pissed her off). Her and her little gaggle of friends welcomed me into their lives and she accepted me as her daughter not her daughter in law. Sure I was a yabanci (foreigner) but Refika always included me in her day whether it was teaching me to cook the Turkish way, visiting her sisters for a good gossip session or merely watching her favourite shows on television.
Looking out my window I can see it is yet another beautiful, sunny day in Karaduvar. Time to close the laptop and get out there. Enjoy the sunshine and enjoy my life.
Until next time.