1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Guess this is more of a "Random Ramble" than family life.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Spookwriter, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Crowing

    Feb 23, 2010
    But sometimes the line between the two, it gets
    a little hazy.

    Dad's still hanging on. But I'm afraid it's about over.
    Down to a point where I help him from his bed to the
    couch. Sometimes he just wants to spend the whole
    day in his bed.

    For the most part, I'm right close to him. In the house.
    In the yard. Never far away.

    Hard on Mom, too.

    Those of you who've been here before me, know exactly
    what I'm saying.

    Dad decided he wants Thanksgiving dinner this weekend.
    And that's fine. He wants his family around.

    So life being what it is...I guess I've been offline a bit. I
    dropped by the other night for a few minutes. Didn't read
    much. Just setting. Marking time.

    Halloween isn't much this year. Just can't get into it. I'm still
    there...it's in the corn again this year. But I'm out front at all
    times. My car right beside me. My friends understand the whys
    of it. I'm one quick phone call away from my parents.

    And so, if anyone has missed me, I guess that's the reason
    why. Just kind of hunkered down and riding it out. It's all I
    know how to do right now.

    Spook...a very, very sad Spook

  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
  3. Baymule

    Baymule Songster

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    Spook, I have gone through the same thing. I can honestly say it is a little better knowing it is coming than a sudden loss and no time to say goodbye. Either way, it is hard. My sympathy and love is headed your way. [​IMG]
  4. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    Hi, Spook.[​IMG] I was just thinking about you. Good to hear from you, my friend.

    The guy I work for over at the barn is in almost precisely the same spot with his 85-year-old grandfather. I hardly ever see him, and he's always in a hurry to get back to the house whenever I do. His wife is expecting their first child, due in about 6 weeks - I don't know how he holds it together, I really don't.

    Take care of yourself. We love you, you are in our prayers.[​IMG]
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    So very sorry. I'm glad you had a lot of time to spend with your father....I lost mine when I was nine and even then never really knew him because.his illness changed him. I spent a lot of time growing up and watching other girls with their dads...knowing I was missing that.
    Hug your dad...tell him you love him and I hope you find peace when he passes, but know he is always with you...you are a reflection of him.
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    The waiting. The knowing. Nothing easy about the final wait.
    Thinking of you. Praying for you. Do the small things. It's important.
  7. bgelber

    bgelber Songster

    Jul 24, 2009
    Athens, al
    It's never easy, the wait. But that being said you will always cherish the time you had beforehand instead of a sudden death.


  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I'm sorry Spook

  9. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by