Friday, May 4, 2012

Intermission

The blog will be quiet for a while. My dad has died, released from his dementia at last.

53 comments:

Oli said...

My condolences Chris. I've not commented on your blog before but have followed it and your genrous postins religiously, and that includes your touching accounts of your relationship with your Father and his diminishing health. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Brian said...

Chris, my condolences to you and your family.


Brian

Chaotic Hammer said...

Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

My condolences. I've been following for a while, but haven't ever commented.

Having recently lost a parent myself, I know no words are ever right or enough. May you find peace through this difficult time.

Bill Strahan said...

My condolences. I;ll pray for your comfort and that of your family.

Anonymous said...

Very sorry for your loss Chris. My thoughts will be with you.

Nigel Kinbrum said...

Words fail me, so I'll give you a virtual hug instead.

{{{{{Chris Highcock}}}}}

Michael said...

With sympathies Chris.

I haven't commented before. It can be odd, this internet thing, that can be about information rather than human emotion. Your postings about your father, though, changed all that. My thoughts are with you and your family, sorry for your loss.

Bill DeSimone said...

Very sorry. All the best.

BrianA said...

Sorry to hear about your father. Our thoughts are with you...

Anonymous said...

Chris...I am sorry for your loss. Best wishes.

Marie Curious said...

Chris, I rarely comment but follow your blog closely. My warmest sympathies for your loss.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. I have long enjoyed reading your posts, and as someone who has lost loved ones to dementia, I found your posts very meaningful. I wish you strength on your path of grief.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you. I am sorry for you loss. Courage

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss Chris.
You've helped thousands of us anonymous readers live a better, healthier life,
so please now imagine us, spread out over the globe sending back our thoughts and prayers

Anonymous said...

Very sorry about your father. Best wishes.

Chris said...

I'm sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I follow you but never comment really. Thank you. I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad 18 mths ago, shitty, no getting around it. Thoughts with your family. Sending love x

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris, long time reader here who really appreciates your blog. Really sorry to hear about your dad and you've been courageous about discussing some of your feelings about his dementia. Really feel for you man.
-Abhay

Steve Parker, M.D. said...

I didn't expect this so soon.

Chris, may God comfort you and your family a this sad time.

-Steve

John said...

I have read your excellent blog on a regular basis for several years.
Very sorry to hear about your loss and wish you the very best Chris

Anonymous said...

I have been very touched by how you have written about your Dads illness, and am thinking of you and yours. Look after yourself and try to get some rest. I'm sure it's an exhausting time on every level. God bless you and all you do. I feel sure you've been a great son and will be a support to your mum this week

Neal said...

Sorry about your dad Chris...tough losing a parent

Aidan said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Echoing comments above, your postings regarding your father have been touching, tragic, beautiful and insightful. I wish you the best at this difficult time, and you and your family will be in my prayers.

Mark Tyrrell said...

Sorry to hear this Chris, I've only commented a couple of times on your blog but am so impressed with what you do. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time, Mark.

Todd Hargrove said...

Sorry for your loss Chris. Best wishes.

Paul Devine said...

My sincerest condolences to you and your family

Coach Noel said...

Sorry for your loss man.

Asclepius said...

Hi Chris,
Condolences to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Condolences to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father.
anna

praguestepchild said...

Chris, I've yet to lose a parent, much less in such an emotionally draining manner, but I'm going to take a wild guess that it really sucks ass.

I'm sorry for your loss.

Chris said...

Thanks for all your kind comments, thoughts and prayers. They mean a lot.

It is a tough time but ok. I will write more in a few days.

Thanks again

Chris

The Wild Haggis said...

Condolences to you and your family Chris.

Anonymous said...

I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.

Matt said...

Condolences Chris.

Unknown said...

Very sorry for your loss

Falling Leaves Kung Fu said...

condolences on your loss Chris.

Sean Preuss said...

Chris,

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I hope you have many positive memories with him that will transcend his passing.

James said...

My condolences Chris, your blog has served me well and is a fantastic resource. Keep up the hard work.

Anonymous said...

Very sorry for your loss.

-Ken

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry about your father. Your posts about him have always made me think of my own aging parents. May he rest peacefully.

Anonymous said...

So sorry. It won't make it any easier for you, but he is at peace and can fly again!

Anonymous said...

I'm a long time reader, and first time commenter on your blog. Just wanted to thank you for all that you do to help people like me learn more about healthy living and to let you know that I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

George said...

Sorry for your loss Chris.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss Chris, best wishes to you and the close family.

-- Anthony

Rusty Moore said...

Sorry for your loss Chris. Hang in there!

Justin Serpico said...

Chris,

I am really sorry to hear about your Dad. I know from the blog how tough his dementia was on you, as well as him.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Justin

Jacob said...

Sorry to hear about your father.

From a quiet but consistent follower of your blog.

Matthew D said...

Chris,

My thoughts are with you and your family. The entrance to Eiheiji reads: "The great matter is birth and death. Life slips past and time is gone. Wake up! Wake up! Do not waste time."

Thank you for providing a resource for awakening and helping us make the most of our time.

Take care, my friend.

Matthew D said...

Chris,

My thoughts are with you and your family. The entrance to Eiheiji reads: "The great matter is birth and death. Life slips past and time is gone. Wake up! Wake up! Do not waste time."

Thank you for providing a resource for awakening and helping us make the most of our time.

Take care, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Chris,

My thoughts are with you and your family. The entrance to Eiheiji reads: "The great matter is birth and death. Life slips past and time is gone. Wake up! Wake up! Do not waste time."

Thank you for providing a resource for awakening and helping us make the most of our time.

Take care, my friend.

Court Wing said...

So sorry for the loss of your Dad.