Monday, February 25, 2008

A Friends Week

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I feel like all I have been writing about is negative things lately. Unfortunately that is not going to change now. Not sure what I expect to get out of posting this but just maybe myself and others can realize that when we think we have it bad there are others who have it worse.

A good friend of mine lost his father last Tuesday to Cancer (there was a article in the local paper - my friend is the wrestling coach mentioned in this article). Now his father was real ill and maybe he is a better place now. But I happen to be headed up to East Brunswick NJ yesterday (my friend is in Sayreville - next door to East Brunswick) and I called my friend to see if he would like to meet at my Uncle's house as he was having a get-together. I left a message and he returned my call about an hour later. He was at the hospital with his Mother who suffered a massive heart attack and as he said "was not going to make it". Turns out he was right and she passed away 7:30 last night. I feel so bad for my friend as he has to now bury his Mom less than a week after doing the same for his Father.

It does make me very thankful for what I have and puts a lot of things in perspective.



6 comments:

Renae said...

Losing my father has been so hard. I can't imagine losing my mother so close to his death (or ever really). Your friend is in my thoughts.

SUB6 said...

Sure does put things into perspective ...

SJ Tony said...

Dan, my family will very soon be going through the one year anniversary of my Mother in Law's passing. That day and memories are still very vivid, and they still hurt.

I can only imagine how he feels, but I do know that what helped was having friends who were there with me, my wife and family.

Please extend my deepest condolences to your friend and his family.

J~Mom said...

I am sorry for your friends losses. It does put things into perspective for us.

Anonymous said...

spandex Queen, I understand your friends losses. I lost my father to a heart attack and watched my mother become very lonely. She missed him dearly. She later passed of a heart attack. I find comfort in knowing that they are together in a better place and I will see them again someday.

Cheryl said...

I am so sorry for your friend having to go through this. It must be absolutely devastating to lose both parents in one week.

Watching my mom grieve for my dad for ten years after he died (and being a widow myself), I can see how it could be a blessing for the wife to follow so closely after her husband's passing. It is hard being left behind. You always wish you could have gone with them.