Sunday, January 12, 2014

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I won't be going on my cruise. My mother called early this morning to tell me that my aunt passed away last night. It's more important that I go spend time with my family and help comfort them than trying to go out and have a good time.

At least this way, I can pick up HRH myself from the vet (they plan on letting her come home Monday), and the money I would have spent on the cruise can go to taking care of vet bills.

I had so looked forward to getting away for a little while and putting my trouble behind me, just for a short while. I guess that I was just not meant to go on this cruise.

18 comments:

MAC said...

Sorry to hear about your aunt. I admire your commitment to your family. There will be other vacations.

XOXO
MAC

Damien Malachy said...

I am sorry to hear about your aunt. My condolences to the family.

Eternal rest grant to her, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.

Robert said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts.

Hugs,
Robert

silvereagle said...

Joe Blow....I know this is very sad for you on both accounts...the passing of your aunt, and the cancellation of your trip....
Things do not go as we plan many times, but the journey must continue.
Sympathy to you and your family.

One of your friends.....

Bob Slatten said...

Sorry to hear about your aunt.
But being with family at a time like this might be for the best.

Anonymous said...

So very very sorry. ARDS can be completely unpredictable. How awful for you and your family. Prayers for you and your loved ones.

Hope HRH thrives when she's back with you. Being with you is for the best. Who better to spot any changes quickly so you can act sooner rather than later.

Peace and prayers....

rjjs8878 said...

Please accept my sincere condolences for the passing of your aunt.

naturgesetz said...

My condolences to you and your family. May your aunt rest in peace.

Give yourself some kind of treat as a sort of consolation prize for missing the cruise.

Anonymous said...

Deepest sympathy to you and your family in the sad time. I hope that HRH makes a full recovery and that you do take your cruise sometime soon.

jlo said...

Joe, I am so sorry to hear about your aunt. My prayers are with you and your family. LOVE AND HUGS.

jlo said...

Joe, I am so sorry to hear about your aunt. My prayers are with you and your family. LOVE AND HUGS.

gerry said...

Joe,

Eternal rest grant unto her, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.

Even though her going was sudden may she rest in Peace.

Be with the family when you can and keep an eye on HRH, and take care of yourself.

In the love of Christ...

JoeBlow said...

Thank you, everyone. I've made it back home safely and will begin helping with the funeral details. I will be one of the pall bearers. While I hate that I am missing the cruise, I was always taught that family comes first.

I hope that I will receive good news about HRH when I call the vet tomorrow.

. said...

Hey my deepest symp sympathy on the loss of your Aunt... I hope you have good news with HRH. I wish you love and peace!!

fan of casey said...

Joe: Despite your disappointment, you know you did the right thing canceling and heading home to take care of family matters. Condolences on the loss of your aunt and here's hoping HRH is healthy and happy to see you.

Amanda said...

So sorry to hear about your Aunt. Sending my condolences and prayers to you and your family. I hope that HRH will continue to get better. *hugs*

Richard said...

Tears welled up when I read about the loss of your aunt. I know that you really wanted to get away for a bit, but it was not to be.

May the peace of the Lord be with you and your family.

Richard

SEAN (The Jeep Guy) said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your aunt's family and friends. I'm glade that HRH will be home soon and that you'll have each other for comfort.