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22 April 2015 @ 05:57 pm
2015 can go away now....  
As some of you were aware, my father had been nearly an invalid for several years, our lives revolving around him not being able to be left alone, planning vacations in shifts, not even all of us able to go out to dinner together, etc.. About six weeks ago, he ended up in hospital, from there to a rehab facility, and then 4 short days under hospice care. He died on Sunday.

I'm taking the next two days as bereavement leave from work, and as chance would have it, my vacation was already scheduled to start Monday. Good chance, I think having a week to spend with friends is probably exactly the best thing.

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Mischief: SpringButterflyem_kellesvig on April 23rd, 2015 12:13 am (UTC)
So sorry for your loss, my dear. Peace to you and yours.
Chris: Having a Bad Daysharpiesgal on April 23rd, 2015 01:12 am (UTC)
Sorry for your loss.

cincoflexcincoflex on April 23rd, 2015 01:28 am (UTC)

Thinking of you and praying for you and yours.
kimurhokimuro on April 23rd, 2015 01:52 am (UTC)
My condolences on your loss.

That doesn't seem like much, I know, but I remember how I felt when my father died - first, like someone had gut-punched me; then like I was hollow. And I remember that there's nothing really anyone can say except ... well, that.

A chuid a' Pharas dha. (Gaelic - May he be found in Paradise.)
fkastrider: Grandsonfkastrider on April 23rd, 2015 01:55 am (UTC)
73 es 88 de K7LAV SK
{{{{Hugs}}}} Maybe now he can spend some time with my old friend Bill Carrington, W8YCI.

You have been in our thoughts and prayers, but we were not expecting this even if he was in his mid-80s.

It is hard to measure how fortunate I am that my parents are in such fine health, coming up on 88 and 87 this year, but then they have another great-grandchild to anticipate.

We are told that the next will be a girl to go with my daughter and SIL's two year old (see inserted picture).
asher63asher63 on April 23rd, 2015 02:08 am (UTC)
I am very sorry for your loss. May you be comforted.
spiffikinsspiffikins on April 23rd, 2015 02:41 am (UTC)
big hugs to you - I'm very sorry for your loss.

It's amazing how the final days and weeks you have with a loved one can both seem to go *so* quickly and at the same time, feel like time is standing still.

I'm glad that you have vacation scheduled - you need some time to figure out your new "normal" after the last 6 weeks.
spockside on April 23rd, 2015 03:06 am (UTC)
Oh, my friend. {{hug}} I hope time with your friends will be a blessing to you (and to them).
caitymomcaitymom on April 23rd, 2015 03:52 am (UTC)
Sending our deepest sympathy. *Hugs*

May you find peace in your memories and comfort in the presence of family and friends.
quicksilverjenquicksilverjen on April 23rd, 2015 04:20 am (UTC)

You have my deepest sympathies.  My dad passed in December, and I'm still adjusting to my new normal.

Take care of yourself.

MacFraser82: Hellboymacfraser82 on April 23rd, 2015 06:18 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss *hugs*
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on April 23rd, 2015 06:32 am (UTC)
Sorry for your loss.
Shakespeare aka Kimberley: ❝ stock; lonetree → puka_pudgeshakespeare on April 23rd, 2015 07:42 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to read this. I'm sorry for your loss and am thinking of you.
bewizebewize on April 23rd, 2015 01:02 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss. Death is hard. I lost both paternal grandparents last month and it takes a long time to heal.

Enjoy your week with friends and be kind to yourself. Let them be kind to you, too.
lillielilliew on April 23rd, 2015 02:01 pm (UTC)
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ hugs }}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

So very very sorry for your loss.
AD absolutely: chocolate iconadabsolutely on April 23rd, 2015 02:43 pm (UTC)
Very sorry for your loss. Life is full of struggle, but a lot of the good stuff too, (((Hugs))) Hope the good memories take over soon.
patpat_t on April 23rd, 2015 06:40 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. My prayers to you and your family.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: stitch cuteidontlikegravy on April 25th, 2015 02:13 pm (UTC)
I am so very sorry for your loss. {{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}} My thoughts are with you.
·ɿɾ· Megan: Pippin and Gandalfmiss_bushido on April 25th, 2015 09:35 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry to hear that :(
Black Wolfdet_munch on April 28th, 2015 02:48 am (UTC)
oh wow, this is late but I'm so sorry for your loss and all of the pain and stress you are and have been going through
a cat-like creature - almost human: lanternstigertale7 on May 2nd, 2015 05:45 pm (UTC)
My deepest condolences to you and your family. I hope happier memories of better days can offer you some comfort through this initial transitional period.
tpena19: Yellow :Itpena19 on May 6th, 2015 12:14 am (UTC)
Oh, how sad, my condolences to you all. It is always hard when a loved one passes on. I am glad you have friends and family to surround you.