Tuesday, February 13, 2007

For some reason I knew, the minute the phone rang, that this was the call. I knew because it was our home phone that rang, and it rarely rings anymore. I knew because my husband left the room to take it. I knew because I couldn't hear him laughing or talking. I knew because the cloud had been looming for weeks, months...maybe years. And when my husband came back to the kitchen, I knew.

His father had died.

Saturday, February 10, 2007, at approximately 3:30 p.m., my father-in-law, the man who smiles from black and white photos with a beautiful, chubby, baby boy, passed away.

I've been trying to decide how to write about this for days. It is difficult to expound on such a subject when there are many complex and confliciting emotions. And there have been many moments this past week worthy of being put down for posterity. But it would require a long and detailed description of family history, which I just don't have the heart to post for the world to see.

This is a bittersweet time. Maybe someday I can actually put it to words.

17 comments:

Kara said...

(((hugs))) I'm sorry for your loss

Kristi said...

God bless you at this difficult time!!

Mommy, the Human Napkin said...

I'm so sorry. I'll be praying for your family.

Kelli said...

A hug. No words. Just support.

Rocks In My Dryer said...

I'm so very sorry. Complicated father-in-law situation here, too, so I can understand a little, maybe. My prayers are with you, my friend.

C D said...

thoughts and prayers for you and all the family.

Pendullum said...

So sorry for your family's loss...

humpty said...

Give T a hug for me. I am continuing to hold the family up in prayer.

Julie said...

I'm sorry to learn of your loss.

For a Season said...

Praying for your family.

yerdoingitwrong said...

Thinking of you and your family, sugar. xo.

Mama of 2 said...

I'm sorry for your family's loss. It's never easy to bury a loved one. Please know that your husband and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Shayne said...

I am so very sorry. Please express to your husband that we are praying for him and thinking of you all.

God bless you all.

Andrea said...

Prayers are being sent your way.

Heth said...

I'm so sorry.

Deena said...

yes...(((warm hugs))) and tears for your family...my momma went home to Jesus 7 months ago...and sometimes a (((hug))) says more than words can ever express...

zephyrsbound said...

I am with you. My grandpa died the very beginning of February. He was my valentine.