Sunday, July 28, 2013

Life, Interrupted

On July 16th, when I was coming out of the Thurman Cafe in Columbus, OH...I received a phone call that my father had been missing since July 10.  My father lives in Houston..and we had not been in contact for awhile....our relationship went through ebbs and flows (and my father had many demons)....anyway, after several days of doing what I could on the phone, we heard he had been found and he would be home on Friday....well Friday we got a phone call telling us he was in ICU in Houston....this had happened three years prior..and my brother and I went to Corpus Christi to be with him...we decided to wait a day to see how things went....by Saturday late morning, it became clear that things were not going to improve...my brother and I started on our trip to Houston...however we were not able to make it in time....we were in Alabama this morning when we got the call...we will be in Houston tomorrow and deal with all the things that need to be dealt with during these times....I probably will not blog for awhile and I do plan on doing a post about my dad when I get home....

to those of you who may have estrangements in your family....remember that life is precious and sometimes very short....

9 comments:

Babajeza said...

I wish you all the best.

agothtale said...

All my thoughts are with you and your family, so hard to find the words...

stefanie g-r said...

So sorry for your loss.

Jenny said...

I'm so sorry to hear that! I hope you have as easy a time as is possible, and get started on the healing process soon. Hugs!

Renee Anne said...

That's never fun. Given the lack of relationship that my own father and I have, I've often wondered what I will do when he passes. I know that he did not go to his own father's funeral because of his father's treatment toward him, not only as a child but throughout his entire life. I'm leaning toward the same thoughts. ::sigh::

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your loss, safe travels and may angels surround you and bring you comfort.
Cassie, Edmonton, AB

Paula said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Take good care of yourself.

Sarah Ronchetti said...

I'm so sorry to read about the passing of your Dad. Even with their demons, we love them and want the best for them. xxx

The Gingerbread Lady said...

I am so sorry. I'm spending my baby's Saturday naptime catching up on all of my reading and I've just seen this now. I am terribly sorry for your loss. The death of a parent, with demons or without, is such a hard blow to bear.

Big hugs.