Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tough Times

I've been a really bad blogger lately. I'm well aware of that.

The reason behind that is that the past couple of weeks have been crazy, hectic, stressful, and rough.

Dan went out of town a couple weeks ago to see his dad when he got a phone call that he was in the ICU and not doing well. He stayed there with him for eight days, and he passed away last Thursday (yes, the same day he found out where we'll be moving).

This has been really tough on Dan (and therefore on me because when he hurts, I hurt {not to mention the fact that I've been through all of this before}).

Dan with his parents after his USAFA Prep School graduation in May of 2010
However, he has a lot of good memories to reminisce about, and we found out that we have lots of incredibly supportive friends and family members. One of our couple friends even drove from Ohio to Missouri to support Dan, and that was incredible.

The funeral was on Saturday, and I flew in on Friday (so I only had to miss one day of teaching). We drove back together on Sunday, and we are finally getting back into some sort of a routine.

Dan finally got to meet Tyler, our friends Joe and Ellie's baby, when they drove to Missouri over the weekend. Doesn't he look great with a baby? ;-)

Hopefully things will get back to normal soon!
  • Have you ever been away from your blog due to stress?
  • Have you lost a parent?


  1. Take as much time away from blogging as you need!!

  2. Oh my goodness. I'm stopping to say a prayer for both of you right now. So sorry for your loss.

  3. I'm sorry for Dan and your loss. Life comes first no matter what, the blog will always be here when you are ready to come back. I hope things get easier with every day.

  4. My deepest condolences. It is nice that you two have a strong support system. And you have each other and your kitties to get you through this hard time.