Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Light Fades

Dear Friends, though I am back in town, I fear I may still be scarce. My Dearest Mother-In-Law is nearing the end of her journey through this life. It is only a matter of the shortest time. Probably hours, a few days at the most.

We are all doing our best to help ease and guide her on her way. She is ready to go. But though we all knew it was approaching, the end of this voyage is proving hard, much harder than any of us imagined.

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Shore Light
This Mortal Coil - Song To The Siren


Mentok the Mind-taker said...

Best regards to you, your wife and your family at this difficult time.

My father passed away last year after having grown weaker and sicker over the previous year. We all new the time was near...hell, he routinely predicted it. One of his college-aged grandchildren, who was going on a long trip, paid him a visit. Dad, ever the blunt one, cheerfully declared "well, this is the last you'll see of me. I'll be dead by the time you're back."

But none of that made it any easier when the time came. All the philosophy and rationalization in the world seems unable to help us cope with that terrible event. Only time helps.

Best wishes.

unknown said...

You are in our thoughts FiL - Take care, Colin.

coxon le woof said...

Yeah, I hope this time passes as well as it can.

Rachel said...

Thinking of you...I send my love to you and your family.

L'Anonyme de Chateau Rouge said...

dear Fil,

your text make me to shiver. I'm so sorry man.

The last year I lived moments very hard too. My father being since seriously sick and without hope of return.

Fil, keep the faith.

I'm thinking about you.

merz said...

Sorry to hear this and my thoughts are with you and yours. Thank God you are there to be with her...

The Civil Servant said...

Keep the faith


and read you soou

Civil regards

A. B. Chairiet said...

Fil, I'm so sorry.

I wish you and your family love and comfort and peace. I'll pray for it, and keep you in my thoughts.

I hope you're as well as you can possibly be. I hope the sun is shining...

~ Ash

Brian said...

Losing a father and a mother in law in a month... rough few weeks, but look for signs of rebirth in your two children, that's what we have to look forward to...

FiL said...

Thank you so very much for all of your support, Dear Friends. It is a comfort.