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Goodbye, Carey


Friday, December 06, 2013

My stepfather died yesterday evening. We had a house full of people when my sister called, and I just sort of fell to the floor. Everyone was wonderful and kind and stuck around to see it they could help, but of course there is nothing to be done, really.

Mom doesn't want anyone to come to Montana at this time. There will not be a funeral. Instead, she wants us to come next summer and have a memorial for him that is a picnic and family gathering. It's what he wanted.

My sister said that she had left Mom at dialysis and gone up to see Carey, and that even though his stats weren't changed, she could suddenly tell that something was wrong. She rushed back to get Mom from dialysis, and they got back to the hospital just 15 minutes before he died.

I'm feeling sad and in shock and kind of ... not numb, but like the world is all being muffled through cotton wadding. Like I can't quite move forward. I have a huge amount of work I need to get through in the next two days, but I can't really get myself started on anything.

I am glad that I got the Christmas lights up outside yesterday before all this happened. I can't imagine trying to do it today.
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JUDYAMK 12/6/2013 10:15PM

    I am sorry for your loss of your Dad. I will pray for the Lord to give you and your family peace within your sad anxious hearts.
Judy

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JANETRIS 12/6/2013 6:20PM

    Miss G, I am so sorry you lost your Dad. I hope the many wonderful memories you have help you through this difficult time. emoticon Jane

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LUCKYDOGFARM 12/6/2013 5:48PM

    MissG, i am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. You and your family are in my prayers. emoticon

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RHOOK20047 12/6/2013 4:35PM

    Sorry for your loss, prayers to you and your family!

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TATTER3 12/6/2013 4:13PM

    Bless your heart. I'm so sorry. You're in my prayers.

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AMARILYNH 12/6/2013 3:09PM

    emoticon Oh my - I KNOW that feeling! If you are up to it, push yourself to stay active - it helps (at least it helped me.) And if you have trouble sleeping get some help with that! Hugs!!

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NATPLUMMER 12/6/2013 11:09AM

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