Monday, July 22, 2013
I was out shopping at walmart last Friday night and I got a call from my mom. I called her back like 10 minutes later and what she told me has been debilitating for the past 3 days. Dad is dead, is what she told me. It happened very suddenly. He was working the day before and came down with what he thought was the flu. We have speculations of what it was but all and all it's been a relief. He was in so much pain with his knees and with other health issues. The quality of his life was not very good and I know he wasn't telling us half of the pain he was in. He worked the day before and even did surgery at his clinic. The roughest part of this has been telling people. My mom ran the office with him and has been calling ppl canceling appointments even the day after he died. I donno how she is doing it. I called one person for her today and I burst out crying on the phone. She is being very strong. They were together just a few weeks shorts of 45 yrs. They met at 16 and 17. I came home yesterday and today and going back again tomorrow. Gotta help my mom continue to put the pieces together of his business. He kinda left us a huge mess. It's almost a blessing I am unemployed right now and I can help her. Oh ya and he left us with turtles and tortoises, 2 cockatiels, 3 cats, and a lot of bonsai trees. And no one in my family likes anything living but me. My cousin contacted me today and said she would take his reptiles. She lives in Texas though and can't get them transported for a month. But hey that was a huge weight off me! It's gonna pan out, it's just gonna take some time. Thanks for listening. I will be back and exercising and motivated again soon.