Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Some things do slow you down

Hi all,

The past ten days have been a real drag on my writing. My family and I spent the last week in the hospital waiting for my dad to pass on. It's amazing how tiring sitting and waiting for the inevitable can be. I spent the night in the hospital with him on Wednesday. I was planning on getting some writing done then I got 325 words written most of them gibberish. He finally passed away on Friday. Since then days have been filled with arrangements and houses have been filled with relatives. I have tried to do some writing but it's dragged.

Yesterday was the funeral. Today he is buried. So today my father is gone but I am trying to stay filled with hope. First my father is no longer suffering. Many many years with Alzheimer's disease made him a person he wouldn't want to be. Second, we have a new president. I am hopeful he will help lift the country up out of it's current situation. People view us as bomb first talk later. Hopefully that and the economy will now start to improve. It will be a long haul but I have faith things will improve. I am also certain my dad and ex-Marine would really like our new president.

Sorry for the ramble. With luck and bit of will power I will be back to writing tomorrow.

9 comments:

smokingpen said...

Sorry to hear about your loss, but am happy the suffering is over. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Hattaway

Custom Coaster said...

Maybe the hardest thing in life is to see someone you know die, let alone watch them dieing. I had a Grandfather that had a fast / slow death too. It's the hardest thing to say and accept, but "that's how life is" and that's not a cliche I'm gonna say. Your strength only builds your person and your family to be strong. I wish you the best with these dark clouds and the sprinkles of hopeful light.

Also I just finished Radioactive Redhead and moving to Frosted Hair Vixens. Nothing but love was for Radioactive Redheads and take your time with this book, just one step at a time the fans will wait, at least this one will.

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Angela/SciFiChick said...

So sorry to hear about your father!

Mike Bacon said...

John,
I share your grief. I lost both of my parents last March in a head on collision. Mom was driving, and aparently crossed over the centerline. In several ways it was a blessing. Dad was six days short of truning 82, and had been so ill over the last several months that at times he did not respond to the world around him. They died together, as one would not have survived long without the other. Then several weeks later, I got a call for the Coroner. The autopsy on Mom showed the beginning stages of Lung Cancer. So like I said, somewhat of a blessing. The ain will be raw, and hurt deeply for a time, but will lessen. Peace out my friend. Keep up the great work!
Mike

Bryce Baker said...

It sounds like you've already learned a lot from what has happened. I wish you strength at this difficult time. I lost my father when I was only 11, so I hope for you that there are many happy memories of the good times you spent together.

suttercain said...

My thoughts are with you and your family.

JohnZ said...

Thanks all. Back on schedule as of yesterday.

Matthew Brewer said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. I lost mine many years ago, but there are still things that remind me of him. Just remember him as who he was, and all the good times. The sun will still rise. Life will still go on. Be sure to do the same, and you'll be ok.