Thursday, October 21, 2010
Thank you all again and again for all the kind words, prayers and love!
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 me....you all have been amazingly loving.