3.13.2010

229B - A moment of silence

My uncle passed away this afternoon. My phone rang and it was my cousin. Since she's been texting me, so I figured it wasn't good news.

I don't know when the funeral is yet... but I do know that my company's bereavement doesn't extend to uncles. Mississippi is a 12 hour drive. I don't know how I'm going to manage it if it happens in the middle of the week... I can't afford to take unpaid time and I have no sick time. Even though I get 3 weeks of vacation a year, it's accrued, and right now I have 16 hours. Two days. I'm not sure I can go. If I don't, it's going to eat me up inside. I thought I could fly in and ride back with mom and dad, or vice versa, but if they leave a day before the funeral I'll be riding up and flying back right after the funeral. I'd be there for half a day at most, and cutting it very, very close.

Anyway, I won't be blogging for the next couple of days. It's my moment of silence out of respect for my uncle.

Rest in peace uncle Harry.

19 comments:

  1. So sorry, Kristy.
    May his memory be forever a blessing.
    Hugs,
    Robyn

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  3. Sorry to hear that! I hope you are able to make it down there. If not for the funeral on a weekend just to be able to pay your respects! Much love!

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  4. So sorry Kristy. Ashley has a great idea, perhaps you could go later. Seems like everyone is always so busy during the funeral, it's hard to find the time to deal with the loss. By the time they get past that, then they have to deal with the reality of the hole left behind. Many people take time to go to a funeral, but the family just might need you even more, when the immediate support is gone. Prayers to all.

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  5. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will say a prayer for you and your family.

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  6. I'm so sorry, Kristy. I'll say a prayer for you and yours.

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  7. Wish I could say something that could help. Just know that we are all thinking of you and your family and hoping and praying for you.

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  8. Allow me to add to the condolences. Praying for you and your wonderful uncle.

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  9. So sorry for your loss and I will be sending loving thoughts and energy your way.

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  10. Nicole and I are thinking of you...

    May you always cherish the memories you have of your Uncle and may they bring you comfort and joy in your times of sorrow and grief.

    Hugs and Love

    Aion and Nicole

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  11. My thoughts are with you and your family, Kristy.

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  12. I'm sorry Kristy. I'm thinking about you today and my heart is with you.

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  13. Sorry to hear about your uncle. Hope you'll be able to make it to the funeral.

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  14. Very sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family.


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  15. I am so sorry for your loss and wishing you all the best.

    Kate xx

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  16. Sorry to hear that - hope you make it to the funeral x

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  17. I know you are taking a few days off...Just hoping you will pop by and let us know that you are doing ok... Take Care..

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