Monday, April 25, 2011

L is for Love and Loss

On this rainy April day, I should be writing on a topic that begins with "U." As many of you who have been reading know, though, I have been dealing with great difficulties with my parents. My father had unexpected brain surgery a week ago and my mother is moving to a new facility that specializes in Alzheimer's, so I am a little behind.

I have had a lot of loss these past few months. In addition to the difficulties with my parents, my grandmother passed away in September. It has been a rough journey, but I keep putting one foot in front of the other. The love for my family and from my family has kept me strong and persevering. The same is true for my friends. I have been reconnecting with people I haven't seen or talked to in years. Help is coming from the most unexpected of places.

Adding to my sense of loss this morning was a phone call. One of my friends and colleagues suddenly lost her husband over the weekend. They are two weeks away from their daughter's college graduation. Everything was fine and BAM their lives are forever changed. I only pray that her family will receive the same love and support that I have been fortunate enough to have over the past couple of weeks.

Hold tight to those you love. You never know what is going to happen.....


  1. Andrea: Sorry to hear about your loss. Sending blessings your way.

  2. It's hard dealing with so much at one time. Hang in there!

  3. So sorry to hear about your loss, but I can relate. Starting on Christmas and all the way through March, I had lost a friend or family member. It's tough to keep going and not dwell on the loss, but you have to remember that life keeps going. Thoughts to your friend's family as they venture into this difficult and different time in their lives.