Monday, September 01, 2008

Tempted the fates...

I was typing a comment at a friend's blog about what a perfect day I'd been having. I hit the final period and was about to poke the "Submit" button when the phone rang.

"Tam, it's for you," said my roomie, "it sounds like your sister..."

I'd asked for a call as soon as my grandpa's situation changed. And that's what the call was. And it wasn't a happy call.

Not much blogging today, folks; I'm waiting for one more phone call. :(

49 comments:

Farm.Dad said...

There is absolutely nothing anyone can say or do to make times like this any easier so I wont even try .

Just know Tam that your readers who have been there will be thinking about you today and in the days to come . Take care of family and use the blog or whatever means to vent as needed .

All the best from me and mine

og said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you today and all days. God hold your grandfather in the hollow of his hand.

SpeakerTweaker said...

Thoughts and prayers, Miss Tam.



tweaker

JD said...

I'll second farm.dad. . .

Stay strong and keep the family close. . . .

One day at a time.

Don Gwinn said...

I'm sorry, Tam. I wish I could do something.

Kevin said...

It's at times like this that I sometimes wish I could believe in a god, so I'd have something to say that didn't sound hollow.

Just remember that you love him, and why, and hug somebody.

Mark said...

You're in my thoughts, hon.

Jay G said...

Good thoughts and prayers for you and yours, Tam.

rickn8or said...

Kevin and farm.dad beat me to it.

Just remember the good times.

dast said...

Real sorry to hear that. It's always tough. Take care.

dast.

Carteach0 said...

All I can do is add to the list.... and that's of little value.

So far in life I have lost most all the family I started with... and it was never good. The past... passes.... and takes those we love with it, till one day we pass along too.

Keep him in your thoughts and memories... and we'll keep you in ours.

Army of Dad said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I got the worst kind of call about my Grandfather very early Saturday morning.

Mark Alger said...

Can't say it any better than's been said. Vaya con dios.

M

Ahab said...

I'm sorry to hear that, Tam.

Ed Foster said...

Look in a mirror. How much of what you see is him? How much of what's inside?
You have a lot of friends Ma'am, and we would all take part of the burden if we could. Be safe.

Gmac said...

Sorry to hear that, my sincerest condolences.

Oldsmoblogger said...

I'm sorry.

TomareUtsuZo said...

God bless.

phlegmfatale said...

Thinking of you, honey.

Don Meaker said...

Any words are inadequate. All we can do is treasure every moment we spend with our loved ones, and be glad they had every single day with which we were blessed.

In your hour of grief, remember that your loved one knew you, and loved you.

Nathan Brindle said...

Sorry, Tam.

OrangeNeckInNY said...

The Hopi Indian believe that Death is not the end of Life; it's what makes us complete.

My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Somerled said...

Tam, I spent a lot of time around the fire this weekend. The was the first Labor Day without my father, and we spent much time around campfires together. The good memories came back as the stars came out, the air cooled, and the smoke whisped through the changing leaves of an old sycamore tree.

Dad didn't seem to be far away at all. May those good memories substain and comfort you through this time of grief and beyond.

Gay_Cynic said...

God bless and keep you and your grandfather, Tam.

Joseph said...

Tam,

You and yours have my support and best wishes, for what it is worth.

Times like this, I wish I could wave a magic wand and make things better.

Gregg said...

Best wishes

Brandon said...

Sorry to hear it, Tam. I'd hoped there would be a happier outcome. Take care.

Bob said...

Best wishes for you and yours.

The Captain said...

You'll be in my prayers.

Dr. StrangeGun said...

You're in my thoughts, Tam.

Sean Galt said...

My prayers & good wishes are with you.

Warthog said...

My thoughts are with you as well.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Aw, geez.

Carl H said...

Backpats.

farmist said...

Farmdad +1more

We're all here if/when you need us.

Kerry said...

Our thoughts are with you.

Kerry and Barb

Rob K said...

I'm sorry to hear it. I hope all your memories of him are good.

Chris Muir said...

Wishing you the best.

jimbob86 said...

Sorry to hear that, Tam...... and ditto what farmdad said......

Share the Joys and divide the Sorrows with your family....

JihadGene said...

My best to you. Sorry.

Moriarty said...

Been through three of those calls myself, my grandparents and father.

Nothing about this will ever be easy, but it does get better.

Kind regards. Hang in there.

Ben said...

What shitty news. Sorry to hear it of course. Wish there was something I could say or do, but know from experience that even the best words of condolence don't mean much right now. Hope the thought alone does though in some small way.

My grandfather has been gone 20 years last month and my dad 10 years next month. Still remember both calls vividly.

oldblinddog said...

My thoughts are of you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what to do other than offer a prayer.

I don't know if you or he believe, but I'll send it up.

It is all I know how to do.

Bunnyman said...

Ugh. Best wishes.

red said...

You're in our thoughts and prayers.

JPG said...

We're sorry for your troubles, Sis. Though all such offers ring hollow at times like these, please let us know if there's anything we can do or offer. Meanwhile, you have our prayers and best wishes.

JPG and Holly

Brigid said...

Hope things have improved. On the road and thinking good thoughts.

Cybrludite said...

Sorry to hear it, Tam. Best wishes for you & yours.