The Circle of Life…

I just got a phone call from my dad.  He was calling to let me know that his mother, my grandmother, passed away this morning.

I can’t really say this is a surprise – she was over 90 years old.  Still, I could hear it in his voice – dad wants to go to the services, but I doubt he’s going to be in any shape to drive.  Normally, I think I’d just send flowers, but I think I’m going to have to go so I can take him.

Boy, it’s been rough on our family the last few years.  One of my cousins committed suicide, a step-cousin was hit by a train and killed, one of my aunts died (and a step-aunt died of renal failure due to diabetes), one of my nephews was killed in a car accident, my step-mom died of cancer, and now this.


6 thoughts on “The Circle of Life…

    • I know that our reality is what we create it to be, but I don’t think I’m going to have a good experience with this. In the last 15 years, we’ve lost 3 grandfathers (my mom’s dad, my dad’s step-dad, and my wife’s paternal dad), and all those others listed in the post. Not one of those funerals went well, and ALL of the pastors involved treated the occasion like a recruitment drive. The only thing that came remotely close to “closure” was reading the obit word-for-word exactly as it was published in the newspaper. I’d honestly rather stay home.

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