Sunday, March 12, 2006


I had to tell Rob today that his father died.
His brother had called me with the news while Rob was at the office, preparing for trial on Tuesday.
Rob had a rocky childhood and for years his father and he didn't speak.
But in the last few years they had had a few chats and his dad was even talking about coming out for a visit.
Abused children grow up subconsiously thinking they still might always have a chance to make amends. A chance at a real parent. With the death of that parent, so dies that possibility.
He cried but now he is only quiet. I know he'll be okay but I know there is pain.


Blogger Emily said...

Oh, Gina, I'm so sorry. I pray that you will be his strength and that you will lead him to his Heavenly Father's arms for the sweet comfort and peace that He can give.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Bek said...

so sorry, gina. God's blessings and comfort to your family.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Kimber said...

Oh Sweetie, I am so so sorry for your husband's loss - and for you too!

I am sorry for the pain your husband is walking through...I will keep you guys in our prayers! You have been through a lot lately :( I pray for God to comfort and strengthen you.

As one who has lost her father, just know that you being their and listening or just being with your husband will be a blessing to him.

Grief sometimes comes at unexpected times....but it is good just to be able to have someone to lean on - when it does.

We'll be thinking and praying for you all! Again - I am very very sorry!

8:25 AM  
Blogger Drea said...

That had to be hard...

9:01 AM  
Blogger K said...

I was just directed to your blog from another site--and I can only say that I am so sorry for you and Rob--how awful for you both.

My prayers are with you during this incredibly difficult and trying time.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Leesa said...

My condolences to your family. I also know what it's like to have some vague hope of rebuilding a relationship with a parent. My hope has slowly faded away though. My thoughts are with you and Rob today.

11:41 AM  
Blogger forgiven said...

Hi Gina

That is so sad. When I hear something Like this I hear myself saying come Jesus come. I can't wait for the Lord to come and take us away. No more tears.....


2:00 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

I am so sorry for your family. Your all in my prayers.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Sorry to hear about your husbands loss.
My dad's dad died on Saturday night. They had a rough childhood with him, but did get a chance to have somewhat of a relationship with him and help him the last few years as he was struggling, well3/5 of the kids anyway.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, i'm so sorry to hear that. may your family be comforted in these times. may your husband find peace amidst all these. i'll be praying.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Christie said...

so sorry about his father dying..I completely understand about the abuse thing- I only hope he can come to terms with it

6:57 AM  

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