Thursday, August 11, 2011

p.s.  I know you're probably getting tired of reading about my ongoing processing of my dad's death, so I'll keep this short.  Yesterday, a dear friend's father passed away.  Today, I went to a funeral for the mom of a friend of mine.  In both cases, they are heartbroken that their beloved parent is gone.  I've grieved far more than I thought I would, but I'm not heartbroken.  This is an entirely different thing.  My heart goes out to both of them.  So I just wanted to say to my friend LAT whose dad died yesterday-- because she sometimes checks in here-- I'm sending you all the strength and love and healing vibes I can muster.  You're in my thoughts and prayers, and I'll keep you there for the next few months. 


  1. No. I, for one, am NOT getting tired of your processing of grief. It takes YEARS to get through this crap. I know.

    So feel free to process all over the damn place. And as we do, what we have gone through, can really be helpful for others.

  2. Barb ~ your compassion for others is more important than people getting tired of your processing grief. Process all over the place.

    We have been expecting a family friend's passing from brain cancer for some time now. He may not make it through the weekend. Very sad as his first baby grand-daughter will be born on Tuesday, (he is a "great" granpa to his twin grandsons). He did say to his daughter - "Well, R..., out with the old and in with the new" the other day. She told her Dad, it is okay, he can let go in peace. Very sad. He was a great and fun guy, especially at a wedding. So very sad.