Thursday, April 05, 2007
And So It Ends
And so it ends. The story is complicated and ends without much dignity or grace. I’m frustrated and disappointed. I imagine my mom would be, too. I hope she wasn’t too scared, it is all I can hope for at this point.
My mom passed away a little after 8pm her time, tonight. Even though it’s too late for me to go out and say goodbye to her in person, I’m going to go ahead and go out to Colorado and help my dad as much as I can in the few days I have and meet my nephew (he’s just a few weeks old) and, well, just say goodbye in my own way. Sebastian is going with me, but the other two kiddos are staying home with TDO with the help of some thoughtful friends and neighbors.
It seems like I’ll probably be staying with my step-brother Jerry (ha… I didn’t even realize this until I was looking up phone numbers but his real name is Gerald, so I guess it’d be Gerry? Lame…) for at least some of the time I’m in Colorado. Plans may change if I need my space or if I stay with my sister, Mandy, or something, but I can’t really tell where I’ll want or need to be at this point so I’m playing it by ear.
natedawg at 04/05/07 08:55 PM
I know you must be dealing with 1000 things and 10,000 emotions, but you know you can stop and talk to me, for whatever reason, just so you know, I am here for ya.
Slim at 04/06/07 04:42 AM
I offer my condolences. My Dad passed away a few years ago and I wasn’t able to be there as it was a drawn out affair. I did travel to his funeral and was glad to see my extended family and my parents friends. It was a positive experience with much to celebrate about my father’s life. May God bless you.