Monday, May 22, 2006

When Time Stood Still

On the evening of May 13, 2006 my father died unexpectedly at home. Although more than a week has now passed, it feels as if time has stood still.

My email is out of reach, I have not checked a blog, even newspapers go unread. The rhythms of daily life have been upended. My own family has relocated to my parents' home hundreds of miles away. My siblings and children bring consolation and joy. Legions of friends and family have offered support through gestures big and small. But there is an enormous hole in our hearts that time has only slowly begun to heal.

I will continue to update this blog and hope to resume daily blogging later this summer. For now however my focus is outside the blogosphere.


Kristin said...

I am so very sorry to read this post... I don't know you and I have never even been to your blad before, but this post hit me like a sucker punch to the stomach.

I am so sorry that your father died.

I hope you find peace.



owlhaven said...

I am so sorry about your father. My dad died unexpectedly when I was 21. Really tough. Hang in there.
Mary, mom to many

Mia said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine your sadness. Peace.

Karmyn R said...

I'm so sad to hear about losing your father. May you receive comfort in the surroundings of your family and in knowing that others are thinking of you at this time.

michele said...

I'm sorry for you loss.

Erik Mann said...

another great blog from you guys. i'd point you to mine but it isn't yet the way I'd like it. i do have a website that I think is cool, kind of almost about deadliest martial art