Saturday, 1 May 2010

Heartbroken

My dear friends... late yesterday afternoon I was told that my dear Dad had passed away.  I am going back to South Africa in a day or two to be with my Mom and brother and may have to stay there a while to look after my Mom.

My darling Father died unexpectedly and he was only 65.  I feel desolated and lost and still can't believe it.  This blog may be silent for a little while but I may well visit yours when I feel able.  I have enjoyed all your comments in these short few months that Rochester Reader has been operational and I hope to see you again soon.

15 comments:

verity said...

Oh how sad and how sudden - many many condolences to you and your family - you are in my thoughts.

Jill said...

What very sad news.
Condolences to you and your family.

bookssnob said...

Oh I'm sorry to hear that. How awful for you and for your family. I'll be thinking of you - take care of yourself. x

A Bookish Space said...

Oh I am so very sorry to hear this. Many condolences to you and your family.

Rochester Reader said...

Thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate them. I am trying to keep my mind occupied but it is no use and I find it all unfair and inexplicable. I will hopefully travel in a day or two and will have to take it one step at a time, as my very good friend T. advised. Thank you again for your comforting words.

fleurfisher said...

What a terrible loss. I am so sorry.

lyn said...

I'm very sorry to hear this sad news. Look after yourself.

Geraldine said...

My sincere condolences. Try to remember the happy times you shared and may all your family find some comfort by being together at this sad time.

Cottage Garden said...

Dear Cristina,

I'm so very sorry to hear this sad news. My sincere condolences to your family. I will be thinking of you ... take care of yourself.

Jeanne
xx

Book Psmith said...

I am so very sorry, Cristina. My thoughts are with you and your family, and may you find comfort in one another while you are together in S. Africa.

Desperate Reader said...

so sorry to hear this sad news, will be thinking about you.

Darlene said...

I am so sorry to read about your Dad, take care. We'll be here waiting for you when you're ready to come back.

Mae said...

I'm sorry about your loss. Take care of yourself and your family. Stay strong. :-)

sunt_lacrimae_rerum said...

I am very sorry to read about your terrible loss. Please accept my condolences. I think it will take some time to adjust to this dreadful loss and I can guarantee you that you will remember your father every day for the rest of your life. And with the passage of time your thoughts will be tempered with a measure of pleasure. Right now, of course, that's impossible to contemplate.

I am indeed very sorry for all that you are going through right now.

Kris said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. I hope your family is doing ok and remembering all the good times.