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The long road endeth. - Karen's Musings
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estherchaya
estherchaya
The long road endeth.
I had other things I'd been thinking about posting, but they'll have to wait.

My grandfather died today. There won't be a funeral. He will be cremated which goes against every grain in my body, but there's nothing I can do about it. He lived a long and beautiful life, and that's enough.

I'd been expecting this. My grandfather went into the hospital Sunday with some sort of infection and we knew he wouldn't be with us more than a few more weeks. But two days later? All things considered, this is a good thing; he suffered far longer than is fair.

I just never thought it would suck this much.

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cellio From: cellio Date: February 19th, 2002 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Baruch dayan emet. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and all Israel.

I am sorry to hear of your loss.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 19th, 2002 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Thank you. It means a lot to me. And now...off to lay down for a while.
indigodove From: indigodove Date: February 19th, 2002 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Even when you know it's coming, these things are just never easy.

I am so sorry to hear this. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 19th, 2002 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much. I didn't think it would be easy. I just expected it to be less... I don't know. I thought I'd made my peace, so to speak, already. Now things are just a bit more final. Odd. Life does move on, and it will. Right after I told my boss I was leaving and why, he said he was sorry to hear that and then proceded to talk about the schedule for the document I'm writing and what needed to be completed this week. Life waits for nothing! :)
jeannegrrl From: jeannegrrl Date: February 19th, 2002 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just expected it to be less... I don't know. I thought I'd made my peace, so to speak, already

I don't think that we can ever *really* prepare for things like this... Even when you know it's coming, it still gets you by surprise. But I hope you are able to take a little comfort that you were able to see him again before he passed away.
~hug~
indigodove From: indigodove Date: February 19th, 2002 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had similar problems when my Aunt passed away in September. I told one of my stricter professors I'd need to miss class, and why. She said "I hope you realize you can't miss any more classes."

It's times like these that make me feel that Victorian Society had this right. You got a mourning period, during which you really weren't expected to "act normal." I'm not advocating a return to long black veils, but I think the idea is a good thing -- we all need time to grieve and readjust when we loose someone.

*hug*
ralphmelton From: ralphmelton Date: February 19th, 2002 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
You have my sympathies.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 19th, 2002 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. It does mean a lot to me, and I appreciate such sympathies more than I ever thought I would.

I hope that we will be able to see you next month...it looks like we can probably make it. More on that later.
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