Saturday, October 31, 2009

A day of sadness..

Mike, his sister, and his brother are at their parent's apartment, having "The Talk". They are talking to their mother, her ultimate death, and her wishes for after she's gone.

I am at his sister's house, waiting for their return. I'm sure that this talk, while it needed to happen, has had a profound effect on them. I can't even imagine their pain and sorrow. A loss that will take several months to complete.

Aside from holding my husband and listening to him, there is nothing I can do to ease his pain and loss.

Hug your horses. Hug your parents. Hug your children. Call and tell a friend how you feel.

Life is short.

5 comments:

mrscravitz said...

Sometimes life is just not fair! I am so sorry.

Nikker said...

I'm sorry for all of you. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheval Noire said...

My thoughts are with you, your husband and his family.

I lost my brother four years ago (in January) and I'm still profoundly sad but the cliche that life goes on is true but just a little less bright without them.

Nothing else is important except family, friends and those you love and letting them know how much you love them every chance you get.

My horses and all my animals give me strength and affection, my friends give me freedom to be myself and my family love and nurture my soul - I am blessed.

We're all thinking of you guys and sending lots of hugs (the best therapy that exists!!).

Sally said...

Life is a load sometimes and support is about all you can offer him. Thanks for the reminder to be thankful and grateful! Sometimes we all forget how lucky we really are..

Anonymous said...

Hugs to you Karen and your Husband.

As you wrote - my dad went to the ER - Thank goodness nothing serious and he is home now, but your post is a simple reminder for all.

Thank you!
k.park Lake Wales,FL