Friday, January 19, 2007

break

I've been debating whether to post this or not, but I need to take a break for a week or two maybe a month.

My father was a very strong and adamant person. After living through his own mothers stroke and nursing home confinement he vowed that he never wanted to get to the point that he had to go to a nursing home and didn't want to be a burden on us kids.

Yesterday morning he woke with a bad headache and the shakes and all we can guess is that he thought he was having a stroke and he ended up shooting and killing himself in his home. He was 87. He was a very happy person who loved his family and this has been a total shock for all of us. It was a very long day which included me and my nephew and Scooby yesterday evening cleaning up the scene once the police cleared it and confirmed it was a suicide.

Needless to say I'm a mess right now.....but I will be back.

I don't understand why you did it, but I love you dad and will miss you so very much.


15 comments:

thomas said...

oh, mike, i am SO sorry. i can't even imagine what you must be going through. i wish i were there to help you. take care of yourself. you'll be very missed while you're gone.

John said...

I'm sorry, I wish the best as you deal with the emotions your going through now.

drunk again said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. All my love and support.

Mike said...

I saw you and Scooby today at the Midland Taco Bell. I wanted to say hello, but sensed something was amiss. Don't forget to take time for yourself during this tragedy.ww

AJ said...

I am so sorry for your loss. There is nothing I can say, but I know you will find strength within yourself to get through this tragedy. My positive thoughts and well wishes are headed your way.

Tom said...

Oh my gosh I am so very sorry. I'll be thinking of you.

Michael said...

I can't imagine what you, Scooby, and your family are going through right now. I'll be thinking of you.

libertine di homo said...

M, i'm so sorry for your loss. my thoughts are absolutely with you and your family during this.

take all the time you need, friend. we will all wait for you.

Anonymous said...

May angels lead him into Paradise; may the martyrs receive him at his coming and lead him to the holy city of Jerusalem. May a choir of angels receive him, and with Lazarus, who once was poor, may he have eternal rest.

Best to you - Mark in DC

Bigg said...

I cannot even imagine how horrible this must be for you. I will be thinking of you every day -- I wish so very much that this hadn't happened to you.

Will said...

Michael, my very best and warmest thoughts to you and your family right now. From what you say at the beginning of your post, I suspect he did this to spare you all from what he may have thought would be a long and difficult period as an invalid.

Big hugs, Mike, and take care of yourself and those you love.

Thom said...

Mike, I'm so sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts and best wishes are with you and Scooby as you go through this. Big hugs to you both.

Drub said...

Take all the time you need. My heart is in my throat just thinking about what you must be going through.

My most sincere condolences.

mark said...

Sweetheart, I am so sorry to hear about this. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Robert said...

I don't know you, but this is such a terrible tragedy. I'm so sorry... Bless his soul and take great care of yourself sweetie.