Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Step-Father.

My step-father died quite suddenly yesterday.  All things considered it was not a bad way to go, he had toxic shock from an infection but died peacefully with my Mum by his side, and has I think been spared long years in a nursing home with a failing mind.  He was part of my life for 20 odd years and though I was not particularly close to him, I was fond of him and liked him a lot.  My thoughts are with my Mum at this time.

22 comments:

  1. Oh no! So sorry to hear this. Big hugs to you and your mum.

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  2. Sad news Stomper,sorry for your loss and condolences to your Mum.

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  3. Sorry to hear this Stomper. I hope your mum does OK over the coming weeks. It's tough helping a parent through this kind of thing. Thinking of you all, A.

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  4. Sorry to read this. Thinking of you and your Mum. x

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  5. I am good at imagining myself in another's position. But I know I do not quite 'get' the immense and intense loss and emptiness that must come from losing a twenty year partnership. So sorry to hear your news, Stomper.

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  6. As we come out the other side of a similar situation just let me say there is truth to the old saying of 'a year and a day'.

    It is tough. Give her and yourselves the space to grieve.

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  7. Oh, sweetheart, I'm so sorry. Please know I'm thinking of you.

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  8. Very sorry for your family's loss. I just lost my dad in October..but now he is free from Alzheimers. Sincere thoughts & prayers go out to you! ~*~Lisa

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  9. knowing what your step father has been going through i could not agree more with what you say..

    does not take away from the sadness you must all be feeling..

    x

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  10. Oh! So sorry to hear this news. I've been following your mum's tales about him for quite a while. May he rest in peace.

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  11. I am so sorry Stomper, please pass on my sincere condolences to your mum.

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  12. Oh I'm so very sorry. Please pass on my best to your mum.

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  13. Sorry to hear your sad news, Stomper. Thinking of you and your mum, and all the others in your family.

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  14. So sorry to hear that - especially for your Mum.

    Best wishes to the family.

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  15. My condolences to you and your Mum. Sending warm thoughts your way.

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  16. Hey, thinking of you and your Mum.

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  17. Oh Stomper, that is sad. Hugs to you and your family. X

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  18. It's many years since we lost my stepfather - my thoughts too are with your mum.

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  19. Our thoughts are with you and yours, SG. x

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