Wednesday, April 5, 2017

I'm Back and Saying Goodbye


How is everyone? Did you have a great weekend and have you had a productive week so far?
Unfortunately, my time away wasn't for fun.  My uncle in Southern Illinois is rapidly declining so all the sibs went in to see him while we still could. I'm so glad we got to spend time with him but saying goodbye is difficult.
Aging is a tough business.

67 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sandra, I'm sorry! Prayers for you and your family.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Alex. I appreciate the good thoughts.

Jeanie said...

Oh Sandra,that's really hard. I had a favorite uncle too and was glad to be able to see him to say goodbye when the time came, but it is bittersweet at best. Sending love and hugs and hopes that his passing will be peaceful and without pain.

Marcie said...

Sending hugs and good energy.

Jamie Ghione said...

So sorry to hear this ;( Prayers coming your way.

Ann Bennett said...

I am sorry about your uncle. Goodbye is bitter. You aren't kidding about being older. It is a struggle accepting endings. Take care.

WILLIE...! =(^..^)= said...

So sorry to hear of your Uncle Sandra..
Pleased you All got to visit and say your
farewells!
Family is very important...Not nice to loose
any of them...though..we must all face it one
day!
God Bless!

Sharon said...

Sorry for your weekend, you'll never regret it though. The sad times seem to increase with age. Have a better week ahead.

Andrew said...

I am sorry to hear. Getting older is not great fun. The father of a friend died two days ago and a close friend had a heart attack yesterday.

Barbara said...

I'm so sorry to read that Sandra. Getting older is no fun at all and losing loved ones is even worse. Terry and I are part of the ‘older generation’ now. We don’t feel it, but a quick look in the mirror is confirmation enough. Take care of yourself, sending hugs Barbara

Valerie-Jael said...

Take care of yourself Sandra. I know the feeling, nearly all of my family has gone, and many friends, and it doesn't make life easier.
Hugs, Valerie

Crystal Collier said...

Love to you. I totally hear you. It's hard to see loved ones suffer.

Birgit said...

I'm so sorry to hear this and send you my prayers to you and your family. Aging is not for sissies as Bette Davis said and it's true but one needs to look at that he had a good life and did not die young which I think is worse actually,

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sandra, I am so very sorry. Thoughts and prayers.

nashvillecats2 said...

So sorry Sandra, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Take care.

Yvonne.

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you, Jeanie. I hope so too.

Sandra Cox said...

Received:) Thanks, Marcie.

Margaret D said...

So sorry to read that not good news.
Thinking of you - take care...

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

So sorry for the situation. It's hard to see loved ones fading. How nice, though, for him, that you and your sibs went to see him while you could. I'm sure it was fulfilling for him. I'll be thinking of you in coming days.

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you, Jamie. Appreciated.

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you, Ann. It is a struggle indeed.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Willie. I appreciate your kind words.

Pat Hatt said...

Sorry to hear. Aging sure does suck

cleemckenzie said...

Very sad and my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

CJ Kennedy said...

So sorry, Sandra. My dad used to say, Aging isn't for the faint of heart. Good that you got to say a good-bye. Memories of happier times will help heal the heart.

Nicola said...

Oh, Sandra. Sorry to hear such sad news. Stay strong. Thoughts and prayers.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks for the kind thoughts, S.J.

Sandra Cox said...

Condolences, Andrew. Very sorry to hear that.

JFM said...

I understand Sandra and I am so sorry to hear about your uncle.
Aging isn't what we want to do or see happen to our loved ones but we have no choice.

Take care and know that you are in my prayers~

Hugs~

Blue Grumpster said...

That sucks a ton. I mean... a ton. :( I'm really sorry to hear that, Sandra. Where's that magic pill when you need one?

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you, Barbara. Right there with ya.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Val.
It sure doesn't. Hugs back.

Sandra Cox said...

It is for sure, Crystal.
Thank you.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. Take comfort in the fact you were all able to spend time with him. Yes, ageing is tough :-(

greekwitch said...

For a moment I thought you were leaving blogland. I am glad you are not but so sorry about your uncle. My heart goes out to you and the people he is leaving behind!

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you, Birgit. He has indeed had a good life.

Sandra Cox said...

Aging isn't for the faint of heart is certainly true. Thanks for the kind words, CJ.

Cherie Reich said...

It's good you were able to spend some time with him. Thinking of you and your family! *hugs*

Christine said...

Welcome back, yes, we are all aging.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

I am sorry Sandra; I am glad you were able to spend some time with your uncle and I know he appreciates the visit as well. Prayers to your family at this difficult time ~~ ♥♥

Elephant's Child said...

I am so sorry. Those goodbyes are never easy. Essential, but hard. Hugs.

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you, Diane. Much appreciated.

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you so much, Yvonne. I appreciate your kind words.

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you, M-w. I appreciate the good thoughts.

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you so much, Elizabeth. I appreciate your good thoughts.

Sandra Cox said...

Indeed. Thanks, EC:)
Hugs back,

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you for the kind words and thoughts. Very much appreciated.

Sandra Cox said...

It sure does, Pat.

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you, Lee. I appreciate that.

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you, Nicola. Your good thoughts are appreciated.

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you, Jan. I appreciate that.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Blue. If you find that pill send it my way, okay?:)

Sandra Cox said...

I am glad we all got to see him.

Stephanie Faris said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry!!! Big hugs from Nashville. Lots of warm thoughts and prayers sent your way.

Magic Love Crow said...

Sandra, I am so sorry!! So very sorry! Sending you healing hugs!! It's never easy!!! We are all here for you!!! Big Hugs and Much Love!!

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you, Stacy. Caught the hugs:)
I appreciate the support.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Steph.
The thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Christine.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Cherie. I appreciate that.

Sandra Cox said...

My header is confusing.
Thank you so much for the kind words.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm so late visiting today, all the words of condolence have already been used. I find it difficult to express myself in times of sorrow such as this, but I see you found the bright side, where you had the chance to visit with family and say good-bye to your uncle.

I agree, it's hard saying good-bye, and the closer you are to a person, the harder it is.

Colette said...

I'm so sorry. Hard times. I hope it helps to know many people care about you.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Elizabeth.
I appreciate your thoughts and concern.
Hugs

Sandra Cox said...

Knowing I've got great online buds makes all the difference. Thank you, Colette:)

J.Q. Rose said...

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Hugs.
JQ Rose

Lowcarb team member said...

So very sorry to read this Sandra, thinking of you.

We all get older and we do all have to say goodbye to loved ones, but it is never easy. I always treasure the many memories, they stay with you and are most special.

My thoughts are with you, and your family.

All the best Jan

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Janet. I appreciate that.