Samarella's Journal

FIL update 1/18/11

  • Samantha-I am just so sorry. I wish there was something to say to take the pain away. I am just at a loss for words...


  • Hang in there Samantha. I know you can get through this awful time, although you shouldn't have to. I wish there was something I could do.

    Thinking of you,


  • Oh, sweetie, I'm so sorry.  You know to come here whenever you need support and we'll help hold your hand.



  • I am so sorry you are going through such a difficult time. It is so hard to watch someone you love slip away. At least you are taking comfort in knowing that when the time comes he will be reunited with your angel. We are all always here for you whenever you need us.

    Tons of hugs,


  • Sending you and your family lots of love 3

  • Samantha, I am sorry that all of this is happening.  I am watching my grandmother slowly deteriorate in assisted living and there's nothing I can do, but visit more often and bring her great grandchildren along when I can.  It's really hard and so depressing.  She is ready to go and has told us all that.  Every time we go to see her, it feels like we are saying "goodbye" each time because we never know if it's going to be the last.  My heart goes out to you and your family.  You all must be so exhausted.  I will be thinking of you.

    Take good care,


  • I'm so sorry to hear that things are not going well for your FIL.  Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers!


  • Sam:

    I wish there were something I cansay to make your pain go away, but the only thing I can say is that I am here fo ryou & you can count on me by calling & or texting me anytime.

    As you walk thru this O woulld hold your hand...& If you want to I can cry with know youcan always be you rself with me. I am so sorry to hear about your FIL as I read your blog tears & sadness reached my heart.

    I pray for him , you  & your dear family. He sounds like a great guy & I know he is very proud of all of his family for beign there for him always. And although there are no words to confort you , know that he was happy to have met his porecious grandkids...

    PLease do not hesitate to call or text..I am here with a broken heart once again but I do my friend walk with you thru it all. Sorry so long. I LOVE YOU.


    Alex's mommy

    My Vanilla Puddin' Alexander

  • Hi Sam,

    I'm sorry that your family is struggling through this difficult time. I agree with the others -- it is very hard to see our loved ones deteriorate. I watched two grandmothers fail quickly in health -- and it's something that will stick with me for the rest of my life.

    Enjoy what time you do have left with your FIL. Sit with him; talk with him, etc. Tell him how much you love him while he's still with you. That's always my regret when I lose someone close -- that I didn't share my thoughts with them while they were still physically with me.