Thursday, 14 June 2007

Sad day


Short post today - nothing really funny to write about. Sorry about missing yesterday - was just too tired and hormonal to come anywhere near a computer. Best for all of us concerned, really.

But back to today. Hubs' dad passed away this afternoon. Yeah. Really.

Wow. The phone call you knew was coming but were never really prepared.

His dad has been sick for a number of years - heart problems, lung problems, you name it - but he's beat the odds for 22 years, and despite everyone knowing this day would come, no one thought it would be today.

The entire family was together on Sunday as you know, our anniversary and his 76th birthday. We got together to celebrate those two occasions and many others (remember the fantastic cake?), and now more than ever are we all so glad that we did. He was in great spirits that day, and everyone got to see him (except for DeeDee, but we all know whose fault that is).

He went peacefully this afternoon at home with his wife of 49 and a half years by his side.

So far Hubs is taking it very well, but I know that will all come crumbling down. They had a tumultuous relationship, but there was much love there too. So now I'll do everything I can to just be there for him and hope it's enough.

The next few days will be kinda busy so I may not be back for a bit. Between all this and a 7:15 am clinic appointment on Saturday, we've got a pretty packed and emotionally charged couple of days ahead of us. Thanks to all for reading, and if you have a moment and are so inclined, think a kind thought or two for Hubs and his family. They're all wonderful people and I know they'd appreciate it.

I know I'll appreciate it too.

And that's your daily dash. How's your diva doin'?

10 comments on "Sad day"

Shoe_Gal on 15 June 2007 at 07:17 said...

Oh divajen, I'm so, so sorry. Take care of Hubs for us.

-Jill

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry - it has got to be one of the hardest things in life to loose a loved one - especially a parent. The one who taught us and guided us through childhood to adulthood making sure that the choices we made were our own while loving us all the same.
Please pass on my sympathies to Hubs and also to yourself and the rest of the fam.
- Lyne

Anonymous said...

This is very sad news. I'm so sorry. No one is ever prepared for this, even though we might think we are.

I'll be thinking about you and Hubs.

MMK

Marlene on 15 June 2007 at 09:36 said...

I am so sorry for you, hubs and the family. Sending thoughts and prayers your way...

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you and hubs. *hugs*

~Leanne

Janny said...

Oh no... That's sos sad... Sympathies to your family, Diva... You guys are in my thoughts.

celtic_kitten on 15 June 2007 at 11:52 said...

Diva,

I'm so sorry to read about your family's loss. Take care of Hubs and yourself!

If you need to chat, you know where to find me! *hug*
-->Ruth

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry, diva. I can't imagine how hard this is for your hubs - big hugs to both of you. Take care.

~ Ginelle

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you and your hubs.

-ench159

Wannabefrenchie on 16 June 2007 at 20:56 said...

oh my god. what a shock. you must be so grateful that he got to see you married and that he was able to see so much of the family so close to his passing.

you're right. things will probably be delayed in terms of true grieving for "hubs", thank god he has you.

thinking of you,

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