Thursday, July 2, 2009

I'm back . . .

Hi all,

As some of you know I had a death in my family; my father-in-law passed away last week on Father's Day. Needless to say, my husband took it VERY HARD. So we had to go out of town to Connecticut (we're in NJ) for a few days. But now that things have settled down somewhat, it's getting better. My husband has come to terms with his dad's death & realizes that his dad is finally out of his pain (he had congestive heart failure) & at rest.

And so I'm back to blogging; I hope to post a few things later today or tomorrow.

Thanks so much for your condolences & prayers.

10 comments:

Lady Glamis said...

I am very new to your blog. Sorry to hear about your loss. That is so sad, especially on Father's Day. :(

Tess said...

I lost my father April 08 and I was surprised at how difficult it was. I mourned for what was lost, for what could have been... you can't really explain it and you can't fully understand it unless you have lost a parent.

Anyway, I'm sorry for his and your loss. Hope the rest of the summer goes well.

Karen Strong said...

Sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I know it must be difficult for your husband.

I'm glad that you'll be blogging again so that we can keep in touch!

Crystal said...

Lady Glamis & Karen: Thanks so much for your condolences; yes, I'm glad to be blogging again!

Tess: Thank you again & I'm so sorry to hear about your own father. He would be proud of you, girl! Yes, let's hope the rest of the summer gets better!

Trish said...

Sorry to hear your sad news, Crystal. I've lost my father and my father in-law. It's hard to accept when you lose a dad.

One way to deal with it for me is to add their characters to my stories. That way I bring them back to life again.

When things get tough, writing always helps. I feel for your husband. It's not a nice place to be.

Trish.

Crystal said...

Thanks so much for your condolences, Trish. It's greatly appreciated! Wow, I'm so sorry to hear your loss of both your father & father-in-law. And yes, that's an excellent idea to add their characters to your stories. I think that's what I'm doing partly with my own MG novel.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope your weekend was good.

Tee Brown said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Crystal. And I'm glad to hear your husband is doing better.

Tee

Crystal said...

Thanks for stopping by, Tee! Yes, He is doing much better now.

Christina Farley said...

Dropped by your blog and have enjoyed reading all of your thoughts. But I'm so sorry about the death in your family. Hugs to you and your family.

Crystal said...

Thanks, Christina for your condolences. I appreciate it! Hope your weekend's been good! And thanks for stopping by, too.