6 comments on “Doing okay, all things considered…

  1. I only recently learned about what had happened and it makes me feel like I’ve been such a rotten friend to not be there when you needed support. I’m so sorry for you, Joe, and your family for your loss. *hugs* I hope today goes ok.

  2. Hi there. I’m so glad you share all of this. I think it helps a lot of other people to understand you and also to deal with things in their own lives.
    Missing someone who you never knew is its own sort of unique pain…I think it’s because ( at least for me ) your imagination and your hopes are so vivid to you for what the person was like or would be like, and such positive thoughts, that the reality that you aren’t going to experience them is a kind of hurt that not many can understand. For me, with my dad, because I never knew him, I know for sure I built up this image of this perfect dad in my head and that just made me miss him all the more in those times when I needed him and he wasn’t around.
    The people who claim that that kind of pain isn’t valid are extremely ignorant.
    I myself have felt that longing to hurt about it, and I did have to let myself grieve and work through all the different aspects. I did a lot of that when I was a teenager, but I’m still working on it.

    In any case, I don’t mean to ramble. I mean to say everything you’re feeling is completely valid and it’s a process. I’m sure you know this already, but I want to let you know that I support you and though it isn’t exactly the same, I understand. If you ever want to talk , I’m around, too.

    Well, I’m in IL but you know what I mean.

    Hugs to you especially, but also to Joe, Lilly, Miles, Joseph and Poppa H today.
    Be blessed.

  3. Sending good thoughts your way today – no one can possibly know what you’re feeling, but please add me to the list of people who care. I’m glad you have your family and friends around you on this heart-full day.

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