Death in the Family

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DS3, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. DS3

    DS3 New Member

    Just wanted to post a quick note that I will not be on much for the next week or so. Besides it being the Holidays, we're headed back to NY on an emergency flight because my husbands dad passed away today. They don't know why. Perhaps we will know tomorrow as they were doing the autopsy tonight. His girlfriend walked into the house and found him. ~sigh~ Not exactly the reason to 'go home for the holidays', but at least we will be there (hopefully). They're debating on cremating him and holding a service after the start of the new year, or depending on what the state says, we may be headed out in the next day or so. I'll let you know.

    ~hugs~ And I actually liked my father-in-law!

  2. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Our condolences to you and yours.
  3. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member


    so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news for your family. Prayers and thoughts as you deal with this difficult time.

  4. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    I'm so sorry for your families loss. Please travel with care and gentle hugs to you all.
  5. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Oh no. :hugs: for you and husband... I'll be praying for all of you.
  6. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    I am so sorry to hear this will keep you and family in thoughts and prayer. Your father in law sounds like he was a really good man.
  7. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and strength your way!
  8. DS3

    DS3 New Member

    Thanks guys. My sister in law is meeting with the funeral director today around 1030 EST, and we'll know more then when we're headed home. I was up half the night (despite all of my medications which usually knock me out) with all of this stuff going through my head.

    IE: what to pack, who's going to take care of the dog, I need to get food for the dog for whomever watches her, how much the flight is going to cost, things I meant to do and never got the chance to (like email dad recent photo's of the kids, or my husband who never got to tell dad he got promoted...), which appointments would need to be cancelled and re-scheduled, etc. etc.

    So on two hours of sleep today, I am hoping to know more and get myself a nap this afternoon.

  9. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Sorry to hear of your loss. It's always harder during the holidays.

    Where in NY are you headed?
  10. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Ohh, I'm sorry. I hope you and your husband and holding up all right. And his poor girlfriend. That must have been a huge shock.

    Safe travels. And no worries about the board. We'll be here when you get back.
  11. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Sending supportive thoughts and hugs your way. DDD
  12. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Such a sad time to lose somebody...hugs and prayers are with you and hub.
  13. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    DS3, I'm so very sorry for your loss.
    Sending hugs and support.
  14. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss.

    Many warm gentle hugs and saying prayers for the whole family.

  15. buddy

    buddy New Member

    So very sorry for your and husband's loss. Please tell him he is being prayed for. may his soul RIP
  16. Mom2oddson

    Mom2oddson Active Member

    I'm so very sorry for your loss. {{{{Hugs}}}}

    Sending you wishes for safe travel. ....and a restful nap too!
  17. DS3

    DS3 New Member

    Headed to the Rochester Area.

    Thanks for everyone's condolences. They're going to hold the memorial service after the first of the year so as not to disrupt everyone's holiday. My hubby will go up next week to help start cleaning out the house. Then we will fly up for the service.
  18. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    So very sorry this had to happen, especially now. Many hugs to you, husband and the family.