Friday, May 13, 2022

painted black

in which our plucky heroine is heartbroken...

This morning I was awakened by the phone call you never want to get. Dad fell yesterday and the paramedics couldn't revive him. Neighbor lady went to check on Mom, seeing her apartment door still open this morning and phoned me. My siblings and I are sorting out what to do next. I think I am a little bit in shock. My dad was 90, and my parents were married for over 68 years. which is more than many are given...

Am grateful that we have modern communication that lets us stay in contact. Have spent the day doing what I can to get various ducks in a row as far as settling my personal work and volunteer commitments that are due in the near future. My mom is now at my brother's house, thankfully not alone (she was alone for hours overnight after my dad was transported to hospital). Despite her cognition issues, she does understand what has happened, and that we will make sure that she is okay; my dad was her sole caregiver...

(my parents, years ago, in better times)

today's gratitude - I have the best family and the best friends...

Time of Isolation - Day 788


  1. I am so sorry, this is very sad. I wish you all the best for the coming time.

  2. So sad for you and your loved ones. All my warmful thoughts.
    Many hugs
    PauleJ (on ravelry)

  3. So sad to hear the news. You and your family are in our thoughts at this time.

  4. indigo....I am so sorry to read this. I am just catching up and have been in my own little world. Sending you big hugs. Stephanie

    1. PS I am so glad to read that you have the best family and the best friends.

    2. Thank you Stephanie... (hugs recieved)

  5. I am so very sorry to hear this, Alison. As a reader of yours for many years I have come to care about you and your family and have always wished you all the best. May you all heal well in your time and continue to move forth with grace. Best wishes,

  6. My heart breaks for you. May your memories of happier times guide you through the grief. I'm so sorry.

  7. Sending you my sympathies! Abbey (sews)