Monday, August 9, 2010

A Week Ago Today

It was a week ago today that my dad died.  It is impossible to explain just how much that sucks.  I know some of you already know, and for those who don't, I hope you don't have to find out for a long time.

My dad's death was sudden and unexpected.  However, having also witnessed the slow, lingering, die-by-inches type of death, I can honestly say that for the person who must leave us, the quick death is better.  I am thankful he did not suffer long.  The sense of disbelief and surreality that the unexpected death leaves in its wake takes some time to fade, but after a week's time it is mostly gone.

My dad would want my mother and me to get back on life's horse and ride, so that is what we will try to do.  I will return to blogging on my topic theme--quilting--as soon as I can, and I'm already finding times I can concentrate enough to comment on my fellow bloggers blogs.  If I fail to comment on someone's blog, it's not because I'm not interested; I just don't always have my act together.  Please bear with me.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I've been praying for you since I found out, and hope that each day gets better for you. I lost my dad fourteen years ago, and while there aren't too many days that go by without missing him, it's easier and more like, "Dad would have loved to see this!" I notice this a lot while keeping my granddaughter - she's a lot like him, even at 2 1/2! I'll keep you and your mom in my prayers.....

  2. Michelle, I am so sorry for your loss. Death is one of the hardest things we have to deal with in this life. My grandma passed away unexpectedly and it was a really hard thing to deal with, so I understand where you're coming from. I hope that the healing can begin soon. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

    xo -E

  3. You're in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

  4. It does my heart good to know that a trip is in the works. Its something I've been waiting a very long time for.

  5. I am glad to see that you are going to get back to "normal" as soon as possible. I lost my father almost 7 years ago. I don't think of him everyday, but he is often on my mind. Take care of yourself!

  6. I am so sorry for you and your families loss Michelle.

    We lost a very very dear friend on the same day. We as a family learnt so much from this wonderful woman whom my children regarded as a grandmother. Time will ease the pain but we will never forget, we are grateful that she had so much extra time to share with us ( and her family)

  7. Oh Michelle, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts. I've lost both my parents, so I know what you're going through... Life has to go on and for each day you will feel better... Take good care!

  8. My heart goes out to you Michelle! I can't imagine the loss and emptiness that you and your family must feel. Take your time, grief a lot, and when you feel ready, take life by the horns again! Best of luck. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  9. It is hard to lose our parents, condolences on your loss.

  10. Michelle,

    I've been internet-less for the last week and have come back to hear your very sad news. I am so so sorry about the unexpected loss of your Dad.

    There are no words that can be said that will ease your pain. I am thinking of you and sending my condolences to your family. Big hugs Michelle. xxx

  11. Michelle,

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Will be thinking of you and your Mom. *hugs*

  12. Michelle,
    I found your blog thru VTT, but saw this post and had to comment. I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the opposite situation a few years ago; I lost my Mother after a very brief cancer battle where she lingered and lingered at the end - which was agonizing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom.


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