Saturday, June 5, 2010

My Deepest Sympathies

Bethany has just lost her remarkable Grandmother--her Dad's Mom. She has been written up before on her hundredth birthday and on the fiftieth anniversary of her son's wedding, but she was truly an amazing woman, who had open heart surgery in her nineties and raised seven children while living and working abroad, in South America.

Last week, Bethany and I both devoutly wished that she could be with me here in Yankeeland as I faced two medical appointments in a single day and surgery several days later. [OK, I won't whine about how I would have liked her with me as I took my first faltering steps into Windows-Seven land, but yes, I would have liked her here for that, too.]

But for very good and sufficient reasons, we both accepted that she could not be here, and both made the best of it. Now, I equally devoutly wish that I could hop on a plane or three and return back from when I just came, to be with her and her family for the funeral. But I very likely will not be able to, and it hurts. I hope we will both come to accept and make the best of it again. I certainly look forward to rejoining her and our strange dog as soon as my vision is stabalized. In fact I am still toying with the idea of trying to drive there...Yankee license plates and all.

10 comments:

BethanyC said...

Thank you honey. I am certainly looking forward to your being here again. And, I know the Hound Dawg definitely is!

Dorrie said...

circumstances often get in the way of distant relationships... and yes, it hurts. good luck with the surgery!! and hugs to Bethany!!

Wizardress said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Bethany's grandmother. I remember her mentioning her many times. My condolences.

It's hard when you want to be some where and you can't just zap yourself there.

*big hugs to both of you*

Fijufic said...

Fin...This one may require a phonecall. I'm sorry to read about Bethany. Please pass along my sympathy.

What the heck about surgery man? Hope they let you keep your kiwi's (Just kidding man).

We will catch up soon.

Be well,
Bobby

Fin said...

Will try to call tomorrow, depending on market...

just kidding. I have follow up appmt with surgeon tomorrow and will try to call later.

John0 Juanderlust said...

Her grandmother must have been quite a person. It is good that family was able to have her for so long. Sorry for the loss.

Sunny said...

Hi Fin , so sorry to read of Bethany's Grandmother's passing. I just commented there.

I do hope all is going smoothly for you as you either have your surgery, or if it's already done, heal fast.

Fin said...

Nice to see you again. Look forward to more news from the Florida beaches.

Elle said...

I'm sorry about Bethany's grandmother. She sounds as though she had a full and wonderful life. Not as many of those types of people in the world as there should be, in my opinion.

I hope you have a quick healing process and that all goes well. Surgery is scary!

inneedofgrace said...

My sympathies to Bethany - and Elisa.

Sending prayers all goes well with your recovery.