Dear People of the Internet!

On May 16, 2007 by Eden M. Kennedy

You are awesome. I have been so bolstered by your good wishes these last couple of days, and I’d like to give a special shout out to the lurkers who felt now was the time to step up, especially to the one who said, “I know you’re on dial-up so I’ll keep this short.” That made me laugh.

Things here at the parental homestead are a little surreal. It helps that there are lots of mysterious spots (dirt? blood? gravy?) on the walls in every room in the house, and I can just walk around, zombie-style, with a little sponge scrubbing them off. Cleaning out the refrigerator took a few hours. There was a half-hour on the phone with Qwest arranging for DSL, which I’m sure has my father hopping up and down in his urn.*

*I apologize in advance to any crematorium workers who were traumatized by this event.

My oldest brother finally slept last night, after I poured a bottle of wine into him. I’m not one for crisis drinking but in his case it was definitely called for, he’d been up for 36 hours straight and if the wine hadn’t worked I had a plan for some surgical tubing, duct tape, a funnel, and a dusty bottle of rum.

I know this window of coherence that I’m currently enjoying will close soon and I will go back to staring, scrubbing, and occasionally asking my mom if she needs anything, though it’d better not be any more complicated than ice water.

I had something else I wanted to tell you but window closing, blinds coming down. Over and out.

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185 Responses to “Dear People of the Internet!”

  • oh eden…thanks for the update and take care of you too. Love and light to your family

  • delurking to send my sympathies. I will life you and your family up in my thoughts and prayers.

  • You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • One time, a blog reader told me she wanted to wrap me in a blanket and rock me in her rocking chair on her porch (it wasn’t meant to sound as creepy as it does now that I wrote it out).

    Anyway, big warm rocking chair snuggles to you, Eden, and to your whole family, though I’m certain they would have to take turns, because my lap – not so big.
    xo
    (I hope this comment made you smile, if nothing else, at the sheer nuttiness that I can be.)

  • I’m holding good thoughts in my heart for you and for your family. Thanks for the update – take care.

  • I’m usually almost insensitively pragmatic about death, having kind of grown up with a lot of it, but still, when I read your dad had died I still genuinely thought, “Oh, no!”. So, I pray for peace for your family, since I think it helps a lot in times of great hurt.

    Amethyst

  • I will life you too! I don’t know exactly what it means but it sounds damn good.

    Seriously though, I was so sad to read about your father. I can’t imagine what you are going through but I am glad you are with your family and scrubbing things off the walls. That seems helpful AND productive.

    Next week we will be going to my boyfriends mom’s funeral and I am sure it won’t be FUN (which, why does funeral start with fun?? Anyone??) but I am glad we will be together.

    I think togetherness and booze will get us all through.

    Big love.
    XOXOXO.

  • love to you, dear lady. I’m glad you have a sponge and some spots to scrub. Sometimes that helps. And when it stops helping, you can stop scrubbing. Hang in there (speaking of LOLCATS).

  • Now, see? I saw that the comments were closed on that post I was trying to respect that. Phooey. I know I dont know you, but…I was (an still am) sending love & light in your direction.

  • Ditto TheAmpuT :)

  • Love to you Mrs. K! *smooch*

  • Another lurker coming out of the woodwork to let you know I’m sending my thoughts your way. This sucks. You rock though. Don’t forget it.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Cope any way you can — staring, scrubbing, or whatever helps!

  • i’m so sorry.
    if there’s one thing we all can take from this it’s to make sure we say and do the things we push off because we can do them later.

    hugs and kisses.

  • Another lurker coming out to say you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I’m a lurker too, but I just wanted to say that I’m sending good thoughts your way.

    Maybe get one of those Mr. Clean spot remover things. They can be fun in a weird cleaning moment kind of way.

  • delurking. i have nothing inspirational, but i will, uh, life you and your family too. and you make sure that hopping urn is secured.

  • delurked sympathies. Keep scrubbing and pouring wine. Sometimes that’s all there is to do.

  • sending you mental love sponges…or something.
    mostly a lurker, love ya and hugs all around.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Sudden deaths are never great. I was going to comment on your last post (b ut couldn’t) and considered sending an email, but I just sent my sympathies across the universe instead.

  • Mrs. K, I’m sending you all the warm fuzzies dial-up can handle. I think I’m delurking here. You have a lot of complete strangers that care about you out here in cyberspace. I’m one of them.
    Thinking of you…

  • My sympathies to you and your family. I still remember the impact of reading about your mom’s caring spirit (the post with her typed recipe card). I wouldn’t be surprised if you share at least one detail someday about what made your dad special.

  • Love to you and yours. My sister-in-law lost her father very suddenly almost one year ago. I am so very very sorry.

  • My father died six years ago, before I could make it to say goodbye. It’s a very strange thing, losing someone who is not really part of your daily routine. It is as if I do grief in installments, whenever I go home.

    You all take care of each other.

    xo

  • When I read this line, “Things at the parental homestead are a little surreal” it really took me back to my own father’s passing. Sorry, that you and you family have to cope with this, I don’t how much consolation virtual strangers can be, but I’m offering my empathy and wish for peace anyway. If I’d had access to the surgical tubing and the duct tape, I might have coped better.

  • I’m truly sorry. We love you, Fussy. There’s nothing more to say.

  • I wish I could ask you if you needed anything, and if it were more complicated than ice water? I’d do my damndest. Is that even spelled right? Who knows. You get my point.

    I can’t even imagine the state I’d be in were I in your shoes. My heart is with you.

    God speed, M. Kennedy.

  • Mrs. Kennedy,

    May God be with your family during this trying time and I hope He brings peace and comfort to your mother. And may that DSL hurry itself up, too.

  • I haven’t ever read your site before. Sad to say that the first entry I read is about your father’s passing – I’m so sorry.

    If it makes you feel any better, I have the flu today and LOLCATS plus that Whoopee’s XXX-Rated made me crack up. I suggest you go through those again so that maybe you’ll smile too.

    My best wishes are with you.

  • Get some of those Mr. Clean eraser pads. Scrub, swipe, swab, read, read, type, and then swab some more. We’ll be here, your internet splatters, all different shapes, colors and sources.

    Deepest sympathies.

  • You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Very sorry for your lost. Understand the fog it will last awhile.

  • Major love and hugs your way.

    xoxoxox

  • Another lurker wishing you deepest sympathies during this very sad time.

  • You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers.

  • i’m sorry.

    we’re never old enough to lose a parent.

  • My deepest sympathies to your family…. Oh, and there’s nothing wrong with you helping your brother get a little sleep – my dad used to give us hot toddies when we were sick, but secretly, I think it was just to knock us out. Your family is in my thoughts…

  • Very sorry for your loss.

  • I am so sorry for your loss…it made me think of what I would do if I got a phone call like the one you must have received. I have no idea.
    a lurker as well

  • Dear Mrs. K. Truly sorry for you loss. I hope some of our wishes (and the incessant cleaning) do as much for you as your blog does for us on a daily basis. Much Love!

  • (Delurking) As we say down south, I hold you in my heart. Though I’m liking this idea of “life”ing you, too. I’ll try that. Every bit helps. I’m so sorry. Scrub and stare as much as you need. I know you’ll take care of each other. {{{{{Eden}}}}} <– lame interwebby hug, but I mean it.

  • One of your lurkers coming out… I lost my father February 2005 and when I read your post on Monday, my heart lurched. I am so sorry. He and my mother were also married 55 years. Spring forward to today and his closet and belongings down to his toothbrush are still in place, at her insistance. Surreal doesn’t describe it. Still, at 83, the choice is hers. Bless you. I hope for softness on your path.

  • Blessings to you and yours it sounds as though your spirits are surviving in this trying time

  • I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • So very sorry. There aren’t words for this sort of thing. I’m just…sorry.

  • I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Did you get your sense of humor from him, because it is shining through the sadness.

  • Life-ing does sound good. I’m doing that, too, whatever it is.
    I wish for you lots of whatever it is that helps you get through this. Rest, scrubbing, wine… you know. Lots of it.
    Back into the woodwork I go. But know yet another stranger out here on the Intertubes cares and is sad about your sadness.

  • thinking of you, and drinking with you…

  • all i can say is i’m sorry and i’ll be thinking of you and your family.

  • Oh, Eden. I am so sorry. I’m glad you are with your family and glad you are seeing and, I hope, feeling, so much love from all of us out here in neverneverland.

  • So sorry to hear about your father, even though I don’t actually know you. But still… :(

  • Lurker here – I’m so sorry for your loss. I totally understand the zombielike spot cleaning.

  • i’ve been lurking forever and wanted to say how glad i was that i found such talent so close to home (sb!) and was heartbroken for you yesterday.
    i’ll be thinking of you and wishing you all sorts of good things to come. hang in there. we’ll all be waiting for you.

  • I didn’t want to email and harass you yesterday, but a comment, that’s less invasive, right? So, I’m sorry for your loss, and I hope you and your family are doing all right. You’ve been in my thoughts.

  • You and your family are in my thoughts for having to face such an unexpected tragedy. Take good care.

  • You get what you give, Eden. Hang in there.

  • I’m so sorry…you and your family are in my thoughts.

  • Eden, delurking to say, I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t know what you’re going through, but I know it can’t be easy. You and your family are in my prayers, and you know you have many, many people sending you good wishes for strength right now. The internet is thinking of you!

  • Love, hugs, and so forth.

    I was going to make a joke about how maybe Falwell was your father? (Because I heard the news at the same time) And how maybe I should get you a Tinky Winky doll to remember him by?

    (And I never use question marks? Except for when I don’t know what to say?)

    But maybe that would make you sadder.

    Really – I have no idea what you are going through, but I wish you and your family the best ways of healing and remembering.

  • I have no words, just thoughts of calm and strength to send your way.

    Take care.

  • Love to you all at this difficult time

  • Oh, Eden. I’m so, so sorry. Sending you all available mojo to get through this. My thoughts are with you and your family. xo.

  • Ohhh, lump in my throat. I’m so sorry. Your impossibly upbeat attitude must be a real comfort to your Mom and insomniac brother. They are lucky to have you at this time.

  • Delurking to say I’m thinking of you, and I hope that the cleaning helps you through. Ripping up the 50 year old carpet in my grandfather’s house really helped me with his death, I hope you’re also experiencing some cleaning catharsis.

  • I missed the last post so I’m a little late, but I’m very sorry for your loss. I’ll keep you and yours in my thoughts.

  • Delurking as well. Thinking healing thoughts for you and your family in this sad time.

  • Agreed. You are never old enough to lose a parent. My thoughts are with you.

  • Wanted to add my thoughts and prayers to the growing list.

  • My deepest sympathies to you and your family, too. He’ll always be in your heart.

    To take a little inspiration from Dory the Fish in “Finding Nemo”… Just keep scrubbing, just keep scrubbing! =)

    paula in ohio (using husband’s login)

  • It was sad news indeed to find here – my condolences to you and your family, Eden.
    Sarah x

  • I can’t even really imagine what you’re going through – the thought of it makes me want to cry. So, I wore my Fussy t-shirt yesterday instead. I’m so sorry about your father.

  • You are living one of my worst nightmares…Please know that you and your family are in all of our thoughts, even if we don’t know you face to face.

  • Aw, man, I’m so sorry. That totally sucks.

  • Delurking to extend deepest condolences. So sorry, Eden.

  • I am so sorry, I know that surreal feeling all too well, and, oddly enough, that’s how my dad’s house ended up with a magic eraser mop.

  • I am very sorry for your loss, Eden. I’m thinking about you and your family. (insert witty thing to make you smile for just a moment)

  • So sorry, so very sorry.
    It is a Jewish custom upon losing someone to think about the best moments with them, about the sense of humor that they had, to try and make the memories as positive as you can. I tried this. It did make it easier a bit.
    Thinking about you.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I have no words of wisdom, but you are in my thoughts often.

  • Oh, there just aren’t words.

    You’ve got an army of people out here sending you love and support.

  • Didn’t want to email when the comments were closed, but now I want to say, I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine how hard it must be to have a parent die. My love to you and your mom.

    Update when the window opens.

    Hate to say something so Catholic, but peace be with you.

  • Just another imperfect stranger wishing you through this — may you find all the love, wine, and wall stains that you need.

    It’s all surreal right now … but … love never dies.

  • How can you be so goddamned funny (the moon cat thing) while you are going through this hell?? You are a singular woman and I love you.

    Remember what Churchill said: “If you’re going through Hell, keep going.”.

  • Devoted lurker here.

    I lost my father, and then seven years later, my mother. Some things I learned:

    You will try to make it OK by saying things like “He lived a long life, he didn’t suffer, yada yada”. But let yourself feel this also: “This is not OK, I hate this, it will never be OK, this sucks!”

    Anything you, your siblings, or your mother say or do in these first few days, no matter how psychotic, is OK.

  • Oh, the suckage of it all. I’m so very sorry. I lost my father unexpectedly too, and what was even more unexpected was the holy-shit-I’m-one-step-closer-to-the- top-of-the-food-chain feeling of it all. Hang in there. Know that the apertures of the coherence windows have no predictability whatsoever, that you don’t want to know what those marks you’re scrubbing are, and that you should keep the dusty bottle of rum, as it will most certainly come in handy when you least expect it. Oh, and know you have thousands of virtual hugs coming at you. But you knew that. And hopefully that makes the suck-osity of it all feel a little less like it will drown you.

  • Another lurker thinking of you and hoping that a morbid sense of humor and the internet can be band aids in a time like this…

  • Delurking to say that my thoughts are with you. May you have enough clean sponges and wine to get through it all.

  • Although you do not know me, I have been thinking of you all week, trying to send you peace, if that is possible right now. Take good care.

  • I am so sorry. my sincerest condolences for your loss.

  • Delurking to send you my deepest sympathies.

  • I am so, so sorry for your loss. Good vibes comin’ atcha.

  • Heres to you Mr Fussy Snr. I shall respectfully raise a glass to you this evening (I don’t have any rum in the house). Take care Eden.

  • I am so sorry for your loss.

    That kitty picture is a classic. I’m sure it would have made him laugh.

  • Eden:
    I am sending you and your family wishes for comfort and healing during this painful whirlwind. May you find peace in your memories and each other.
    Virtual hugs from South Cackalackey,
    Lauren
    P.S.- I’ll say an extra prayer for the DSL request to be quick and painless. You don’t need a hassle.

  • Sorry, dear.

  • Thinking of you, very sorry to read about your Dad.

    I love reading your blog and wear the original (yes that is something to brag about) Fussy t-shirt with pride.

    I just wanted to add my comment to the masses, one more anonymous person out there thinking of you and wishing you well,

    Julie

  • These words from a wise friend helped me. I hope they help you.

    “Losing a parent means losing your history – losing someone who has known you longer than anyone else. Don’t shorten or underestimate your grief because you think you are an adult and can deal. Allow grief to fully bloom. If you don’t do it now, it will come back and get you.”

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m glad your brother has you at the ready with alcohol. I’m sure he’d return the favor if necessary. That’s what family’s all about.

  • (yet another de-lurker) just want to say, I’m so sorry for your loss.
    much love to you and your family, kaz xx

  • Delurking just to say you’re in my prayers. I’m so glad you were able to take three weeks to go to your mother – I’m sure it means the world to her for you to be there.

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Eden.

    ~aimee

  • So long as you don’t soak the sponge in wine and squeeze it into your brothers’ mouth…..

    No, seriously – With a dictionary, there aren’t adequate quantities of words to offer to you and your family for your pain. So I will say only that there are many people out here in this whacky world that are rooting, chanting, praying, hoping and sending virtual good thoughts to you.

    Don’t feel you *must* do anything other than to continue to exist now. My sincere condolences to your mom, brother and family, especially Jackson.

  • I’m so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Your all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Take care, Eden.

  • Wow – Eden, I don’t even know what to say. I’m keeping you and yours in my thoughts right now.

  • Delurking to say I’ve been there. My dad died unexpectedly and I had to fly in to take care of the entire estate since he was divorced from my mother. (he had 4 wives, I can’t even get one measly husband)

    The dial-up line was hilarious and since I’m a comedian, I tend to go to the dark side all the time. Sometimes it’s the only safe place in a room!

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Oh, I haven’t been checking blogs this week and I’m so sad to come and catch up to this and the last post. I don’t know you, but I have always felt we’re e-cousins or something because my own family are Kennedys. So please know that this branch of the family is sending best wishes to your branch.

  • Didn’t want to bother you with an email when comments were closed, but now that they’re open I’ll just say I’m so very sorry to hear about your father. I hope it helps to know that (like a lot of your devoted readers) I’ll be thinking of you and your family over the next few weeks.

  • I’ve lost two people very close to me in the pasat 7 months, and I can only say that It Sucks, I’m thinking of you and your family, and time eventually does its job. I’m still waiting, but that’s what I hear.

  • Warm thoughts go out to you and your family.

  • I’m sure you bring ice water better than anybody.

    More big suffocating internet hugs to you.

  • I’m very sorry.

  • Hoping you many happy memories of your dad once the shock has passed.

  • Thanks for the post, have been thinking about you.

    I know the surreal feeling you mention. Had it after my brother died unexpectantly and so very young. Glad you can be with your mom at this time.

  • Sending you good thoughts and powerful vibes. My mom is an OCD cleaner.. I would have nothing to do in your situation except spontaneously combust from the stress. Please don’t combust.

  • are you able to eat there or is 1/4 meals only?
    is that a terrible question to ask at a time like this? wait, don’t answer that: the second question, not the first.

  • Eden! I usally just lurk, but I wanted to say that I’m thinking of you and yours.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Gosh. Didn’t expect to hear from you again so soon. You’ve been on my mind the whole time, you really have. Sending you all the love there is. A x

  • Well shoot. With all this delurking and all it just doesn’t feel right not posting.

    Eden, you are one of the funniest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. I look forward to your posts just about as much as I look forward to gorging myself on an entire plate of brownies.

    Be well hon.

  • Very sorry to hear of your loss

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. And even though words are never enough at these times, I hope that knowing there are those who hold you and your family in their thoughts will bring some measure of comfort.

    Take care.

  • I just started reading Fussy about a week ago and am so sorry to hear this. My condolences to you and your family.

  • I’m sorry for your loss, Eden. Good call on the wine–try a bottle on yourself tonight. HUGS.

  • I’m glad the good wishes and internet hugs are doing some good. We’ll keep ‘em coming as long as you need them! Be well. :)

  • Eden, I am very sorry for your loss. Please be well.

  • haven’t known what to say, but wanting to say it anyway. I’m sorry.

  • I can hear the sad through the funny. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  • Thinking of you…hang in there. I lost my dad two years ago; it wasn’t unexpected in his case, but there is still nothing that compares to losing a parent. I still think of them as “my parents” and always have to correct it to “my mother.” I do still feel my father’s presence and I hope you can feel yours too.

  • Oh, dear. I’m so sorry. Take care.
    (you’re not missing much here, the June Gloom has come early)

  • So sorry miss K. Family (and sometimes a good bottle of rum) can be the best healer.

  • Another lurker sending my deepest condolences. My thoughts are with you.

  • first time reader, came over from LOD

    my sincerest condolences to you and your family

  • I’m so sorry to hear of your family’s loss.

    I found you last year with the NaBloPoMo fun and drop by every so often because you make me laugh.

    My sons have been bitching about our dial up. In honor of your Father I will be switching over to broadband, you made me realize life is too short to be waiting around.

    Hugs to you, your family and your Mom.

  • i’m so sorry for your loss. you and your family are in my thoughts.

  • Yet another delurker here, just wishing you solace and healing. I know from personal experience that the death of a father is excrutiatingly painful, but it does get easier in time.

  • WHat a helluva year. Sucketh green donkey balls.

    I’m so terribly sorry. Drink mass quantities and hold on.

  • Me, too. I’m here for you, too.

  • Scrub, sob, scrub, weep, drink. Hugs and prayers to you and all of your family.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. My father died unexpectedly 3 years ago and I still remember how shocked, lost, and out of it I felt. My heart goes out to you. It’s going to be a tough year, but you’ll get through it.

  • I lost my Dad (heart attack) on March 28, 2006. I remember every single detail of that day (including the phone call from my Mom). I wrote his Eulogy, read it at his funeral, and still have the buttons from his pajama top that the EMT’s cut away while they attempted to revive him tucked away in a small dresser drawer. I know this probably sounds a bit morbid, but I wanted to de-lurk to let you know that you (and your family) will be just fine. Every feeling you have is normal, and any way you feel like coping is normal. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  • My dad died unexpectedly over ten years ago, when I was 24. My uncle wrote in the obituary that “nobody could be more indignant than [my dad] at his sudden departure.” I miss him more every year. I’m sure I would miss him even more if I’d had him longer.

  • So, so sorry, and I hope you and your family are starting to recover your balance.

  • Oh my, I’ve only just caught up. Am so sorry about your Dad. Just keep wiping those walls… or whatever else gets you through the fog that will envelope the fam over the next few weeks and months.
    xK

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Make sure you get some sleep as well, even if it is alcoholically induced.

  • I’m so sorry. You’re in my thoughts, all of your family is.

  • I found your blog through Dooce (been a longtime lurker at her pad), and I’m honored that you both have offered up your lives to us internet strangers. Your musings are beautiful and very well written.

    That said, you and yours are in my thoughts. Have a happy Sunday, a great week to follow and many hugs right when you need them.

  • Oh Mrs. Kennedy, I am so sorry and yet so amazed by your writing right now. My dad died unexpectedly several years ago and frankly, it sucked. But you are obviously a fantastic caregiver. Just make sure you take care of yourself too :)

  • My dad died a few weeks ago. I think of him now more than I ever did when he was alive. Strange. The weirdest associations bring him into memory and tears come. I hope you allow yourself to grieve, however complicated that might be. Blessings to you and your family during this time.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. My father died unexpectedly a few years ago. I know it’s beyond difficult, to say the very least. Wishing you and your family solace and peace.

  • Gravy? Mmmmm!
    Sorry for you loss. Take care of yourself lady.

  • dear Eden.

    the sudden flying-across-the-world to be with family, the dealing-with-ridiculous-Internet, the dealing-with-relatives who won’t sleep/eat/reason… i hear you.

    i’ve been camping out at my parents’s for several weeks now — my dad was diagnosed in February with end-stage pancreatic cancer.

    more than the hugs that i am sending (via what they *claim* here in the third world is DSL, but is actually about 57Kbps), i am sending a thankyou. thank you for showing me that when this stuff happens, and when that window *does* occasionally open, it’s okay to look through it and wave.

    also, drink some wine for me? i’m in a prohibition-nation…

  • Just now reading your news. So sorry. Thinking of you.

  • Another lurker coming out to offer my condolences. I’m so sorry to read of your father’s unexpected death–

  • I just wanted to add my condolences. I am very sorry to hear about your father.

    And I’m in Denver if you need someplace to hide from the scrubbing. Not that you even know me. But sometimes desperate scrubbing requires desperate measures.

  • delurking to say how sorry I am to hear that your father died. lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu.

  • love you.

  • I am also a fellow long-time lurker, de-lurking to send my condolences. I can’t imagine what you are going through, so instead I’m sending happy thoughts in the form or puppies and kittens and maybe even baby penguins (cause seriously, how cute are those guys?) to make you feel, if not better, at least a little warm and fuzzy.

    Carolynne

  • So sorry to hear that.

    Love to you and yours.

  • In my prayers.

  • Thinking about you every day.

  • so typical of life. i come to your blog for witty, sensitive, even tender details of it… from stuffed bunnies to make-up packs to, now, death. no god damn escape from it.
    my sincere condolences and much peace, calm, love and clarity to you and your family.

  • Thinking about you.

  • Do you know what langauge the password might have been in?

  • I have read your blog carefully and like it a lot! We have the same opnion! Could you check my blog at: http://www.muslimfriends.com/i/free to check my blog title: helenwang`s blog”? May be we can talk further and be friends.

  • Delurking to say I’m sorry for your loss – take care.

  • Delurking to say I’m sorry for your loss – take care.

  • What a coincidence – two Siobhans give the same comment at the same time!

    Sorry for the double comment!

  • Eden, Just now reading your news. I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you!

  • “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill knew what he was talking about, and he liked the booze too! Best wishes to you all.

    Angie

  • You should share the wine with your bro. So sorry. Thinking of you and your family.

  • bless your heart. much love and kind thoughts being sent your way.

  • Feeling the crush of peer pressure, I must mention that I’ve been thinking of you and sending random virtual lurking hugs.

  • I’m so sorry to hear that you lost your dad. (I had a grammar teacher once who said it was incorrect to say “lost” when someone dies, like you just misplaced them. But it’s hard for me to type “died.” I’m sorry your dad Died.) Keep taking care of each other.

  • Prayers, peace, and love coming your way.
    Be good to yourself

  • Uh. So hard to know what to say. I hope you and the rest of the family are all well and that you can find moments of peace.

  • Hope you’re okay.

  • I hope someone is taking care of you, too. I know it will be so hard for awhile but I hope you are not too sad and that your family is alright.

  • So sorry. I’ve also lost my dad and it’s horrible and i’m sorry for what your going through and that terrible stomach feeling that you’re probably feeling in the pit of your stomach this last week. Keep being strong, best wishes

  • I wondered where you were…

    I am so sorry, Eden… I’m sending you every good thought that I have. All two of them. ;)

    Seriously, know that me, Will and our dogs from hell are thinking of you.

  • My father died almost three years ago.

    Thinking of you.

  • I am very sorry for your loss. My grandfather passed away two months ago and this is my first experience with this type of grief. It is hard and my heart is with you.