Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thank you all again and again for all the kind words, prayers and love!

                                               Ralph Bradley Rest in Peace- We will miss you

We had a death in the family this week.  My husband Tim's Dad passed away yesterday at 4:30 am.  For us, we know other friends are starting to lose their parents...we were fully aware that they were aging.  But it is our first parent to die.  It is hard. We know they (and we) cant live forever...and you think that age will make it better to adjust to their being gone...I mean, he had a fairly nice long life (83)....but it doesn't matter...they are our parents...and to lose a parent makes it feels like the ground beneath your feet suddenly is not so strong anymore to hold your weight...such a huge void...and makes you feel unsteady in the world.   We still cant believe he is gone...  Dorothy, his wife of 66 years has Alzheimers so she really is not fully aware of his passing...which is sad ...but also sort of mixed blessing I guess.  Although she is still alive- Alzheimers really robbed us of her as well this past year in a different way.  She is so sweet though and still such a pleasure just as she always has been. Well, I slept 12 hours last night.!  I couldnt believe it!  Unless I am sick I never sleep that long...I must have really needed it!  Its a beautiful day.  I am going to hook my rug and take a long walk.  I want to thank you all again for all your kind words and thoughts and ideas for all have been amazingly loving.


  1. Dear Laura,
    You certainly have been through a lot recently. I'm keeping you in thoughts and prayers and sending you and your family my deepest sympathies. We have had so much loss in our family these last few years and the most recent being Daves brother in August. It is so true how you have said it shakes the ground beneath your feet. Those of us left here to go on with life need each others special kindnesses and considerations. May you find strength and courage to find your way!
    Hugs and prayers,
    Cathy G

  2. Laura, I'm so sorry for your loss and that your mother in law has Alzheimer. It is so sad. I know how hard it is as I just recently lost both my parents within months of each others. Life sometimes can be so cruel but as long as you have faith, it helps to go on. Hang in there

    You need good things to start happening in your life. Hugs/ JB