I’m writing this brief update from the waiting room of a hospital in California.  In a completely unexpected turn, my Dad’s health crashed last night and the doctors warned us he didn’t have much time.  I jumped on the first flight I could find and, after two hours of sleep and a short flight, here I am.

The doctors are certain that this is the end of the line for my Dad, so I’ll be staying in California for at least the next week.  Updates will be light.  My Dad fought an amazing fight, and now it’s time to say goodbye.  I’m just so blessed to have gotten here in time to do just that.

12 thoughts on “Goodbye

  1. Having lost a father figure myself, I know what you are going through… if you ever need anything (or, you know, just someone to punch your frustrations on) let me know. I’m praying for ya, kiddo.

  2. Oh Erika, I’m so sorry. You don’t need me to say it to know it really stinks. Take care of yourself and Squishy. ((HUGS))

  3. I’m SO sorry. We lost my Dad in November of last year.There aren’t words for what this feels like, but know there are people thinking about you.

  4. I’m so sorry, I hope you & your family make his last few days special for all parties. I pray that he will not suffer, my thought go out to your family.

  5. Just sending love & light your way … I’m so very glad you could be there with your father at the end of his time. xoxo

  6. So sorry to hear this.. wish you and your family lots of love and strength to carry you through.

  7. Thanks so much to everyone for these wonderful comments and all the love. Believe it or not, it was really comforting to keep seeing these emails pop up on my Blackberry while I was at the hospital.

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