Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gold Country, CA, USA
Re: Out of action... perhaps the new reality
Clark, I truly wish that there were some "magic words" that I could offer up to ease your heart. We lost my father in law a couple of years ago; he was a great man, that was a best friend, and one that I loved as much as my own father.
It was especially tough on my wife; she was resposible for his care 24/7 for the last few months of his life, and had to watch the toughest man she'd ever known whither. That wasn't the hardest part for her; of course, the greatest difficulty was when he finally was gone, and there was nothing more that she could do for him.
It was a horrible loss for us; he was father and friend, and was at our house nearly every day. We worked our way through the pain, by telling each other that for thousands of years, loved ones had been lost, and people had gotten through the heartache. People survive. On my side of the family my mother, a widow now for 9 months after 57 years of marriage, is proof of that. It hasn't been wasy, but she's going to make it.
I'll pray that you get a miracle in your house. I truly hope that your wife gets better. Whatever happens, you will carry in your memories forever the gift that she was!
CCR: 2008, Midway; 2011, Boise; 2012, Duluth; 2014, Chattanooga. MOA: Billings, 2015; SLC, 2017
CCR-R: 2018, Russellville
'13 K1600 GTL-P - "Eva"
Sold but "beloved" ride: K12 LT - "Pepe"
IBA #31242 (SSx2, BB, BBG)
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