Just looking for some comfort... i guess...
I just heard today my aunt is in the hospital connected to a ventilator. Had a massive stroke and while under some surgery a heart attack. Chances are she won't make it until tomorrow, and if she does she'd be exceeding the doctor's prognosis'.
Guess I just needed to vent some, and I'm sorry if I'm depressing someone. I'm just feeling alone, and I'm far away from her and my mom, so I can't give them a hug for a while.
My prayers go out to your family.
I've often wondered if there was a way to make this "community" more effective in a way that people could feel sheltered and secure, not just as a site to learn Spanish. I would love for us to be more "there" for each other. I hope the best for you, and I most definitely know how it feels to be alone when you need someone.
I am in Canada. I have a son who has the same name as me but he lives in Australia. We are on other sides of the world, thousands of kilometers apart from each other. Some days, I miss him almost painfully. Isn't it amazing how elastic and how strong the family tie is.
My wish for you is, that you were not alone right now.
I have no platitudes for you. I can tell you that both my own parents died long ago. The grief of their passing was great. The sharpness of the grief eventually passes, but, I have never forgotten them and I hope I never will.
These will be hard times for you. Vent when you must. Get your comfort where you can.
May God be with you and your family.
We are a community of people all over the world. Your loss will reach out to us all and I'm sure we want you to know that if there is any way we can support you from so far away, we do it willingly.
When all the hustle and bustle of the preparation and funeral have passed and the mourners have gone back to their own busy lives, stay in touch frequently with your mom. She'll need that.
For now, pour yourself a cuba libre with rum and coke and celebrate your aunt's life as you enjoy her favourite rum. Take some quiet time. Look after Zenejero.
As it is for Seitheach, so it is for me. You are in my prayers.
Love and comfort,
Hi zenejero, we would like to express our sympathy for you in this diffcult moment. Feel free to tell us how you feel, it might get some weight of your shoulders.
Well, you came to the right place. I've got pretty darn absorbent shoulders. You just rest easy knowing that this mama is praying for you and your aunt tonight. I lost my own mama at a young age, and I understand pain and sorrow. On the other hand, my mama taught me that our lives aren't meant to come out even, they just overlap. We're with you...
It's hard to know if it's better to feel helpless at a distance or helpless at the bedside. Take care of yourself.
Zenejero, I'm so sorry for your pain and great sense of loss.
Please know that I'm praying for peace for you and your family.
Last week I was told my grandfather probably won't last three more days. He is my favorite person in the world and my brother and I are both in Iraq not able to go home to see him.
I know exactly how you feel. My only comfort is that I know my family is there to comfort each other as they are all very close.
I'll keep you in my prayers.
ay k pena, espero k estas bien y k dios te bendiga y tu familia
I am truely sorry for your loss. If only time could wait for us while we are away, but this is never the case. Please know that you will be in my prayers. I wish you comfort and peace.
so... my aunt departed this life yesterday. i haven't been able to talk to my own mom, but my brothers tell me she's completely heartbroken yet a bit more relieved: the past few weeks have been hard for her, as seeing her sister and best friend plugged into machines has not been good for her.
so yes, i am relieved, as at least i know that wherever she is, she is finally resting. whatever one's personal belief is, whether it is afterlife, heaven, or becoming one with earth, i know she's enjoying it and turning it into a loud party and drinking rum with davy jones and the reaper while playing poker!
good bye aunt, and see you next time!