Sad news


I’ve been putting off this post, not wanting to mix the POST visit with some sad family news.

M’s stepmother died early in the morning on the second day of our trip.  She was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago, and went downhill fairly quick.  We had planned to stop and see her (and M’s father) on our way back.  That’s the usual order of things when we make these trips to visit with our families, and we didn’t know how close Dolly was to death when we planned and began our trip.

The viewing is tomorrow night.  The funeral is on Thursday.  We will be staying in Pennsylvania beyond the date we thought we would be going home.  I mention this because it will likely put an end to my participation in Post A Day.  Once we leave New Jersey, I will not have internet access unless we go out seeking free wi-fi.  I scheduled posts for the rest of this week before leaving home.  They will run through Saturday.  After that…  we’ll see.

Today M and I took a 9.4 mile bike ride on some of the country roads here in south Jersey.  Even on the back roads here there is more traffic than I’m used to seeing on our back country roads in the Bogs.  Not being used to what seems like a lot of traffic to me, it made me a little nervous at first, but I got over it enough that the ride was enjoyable.  It’s a beautiful day here.  Sunny, in the low 70s.  Perfect for biking or hiking.

That’s about it from me for a while.  I’ll be back again sometime next week.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the scheduled posts, and the vacation (if there is one) from new posts on my blog.  I know it’s tough to keep up with someone who is blogging every day, and Post A Day has made it tougher now that many of us are following quite a few folks who are posting every day.

Be kind, and have fun!  See you soon.  🙂

36 Comments on “Sad news”

  1. My condolences to your family, Robin. ♥

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. {{hugs}}

  3. anhinga says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. My condolences.

  4. tjfox says:

    I am so sorry, sweetie! {{hugs}} for both you and M. You will be in my thoughts.

  5. my condolences on this loss in your family. Hold each other close.

  6. I’m sorry for your loss. May your memories of her console you.

  7. Marianne says:

    So sorry, Robin. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Ronja says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family…

  9. Bo Mackison says:

    My thoughts are with you through this difficult time.

  10. My deepest condolences..never mind the postaday..come back when you can!

  11. Pat Bean says:

    I’ll be thinking of you. So sorry for your loss.

  12. Kathy says:

    I join the other voices here who are saddened by your loss. Hugs to your husband and extended family. We will be the silent ones supporting you in the days to come.

  13. milkayphoto says:

    So very sorry for your loss, Robin. Knowing the deeply emotional days that lie ahead for you, I send the warmest hugs to carry you through.

  14. Love and prayers to you both, and to the rest of M’s family…such a hard year for you.
    Know that your ‘other family’ is thinking of you…

  15. Joanne says:

    My thoughts are with you and M at this sad time, Robin. Take care. My love to you both.

  16. carlaat says:

    So sorry for your loss, Robin. Hugs and condolences.

  17. Oh, I’m so sorry, Robin.

  18. dragonfae says:

    Oh Robin, I’m so sorry dear. *hugs* to both yourself and M.

  19. afrankangle says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with you … and thanks for the accompanying pics that also add to the story.

  20. ceceliafutch says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go with you. Be safe in your travels and we will see you when you return.

  21. penpusherpen says:

    Sorry to read such a sad post Robin, where there is life in abundance there is always death shadowing us. Showing us all the frailness of the path we walk. My sincere condolences to you and yours my friend… {{{{hugs}}}} aplenty… xPenx

  22. TBM says:

    I’m so sorry to hear the news.

  23. bearyweather says:

    I a sorry for your loss, too. Don’t worry about your blog … we will all be here waiting for you when life gives you a chance to return.

  24. Karma says:

    So sorry for your sad news. Cancer is touching too many. I’m headed to a wake & funeral this week too. 😦

  25. Chloe [Photographer] says:

    sorry for your loss ❤

  26. ElizOF says:

    I’m so sorry to read about your M’s loss. My condolences to all of you… What a sad day and during your trip home too. I know the challenge of being away from the internet… We’ll keep reading and sending you virtual hugs and blessings in your absence. Be blessed.

  27. ladyfi says:

    So very very sorry to hear this.

  28. Thinking of you and your family today, Robin. My heart goes out to you during this sad time… *hugs*

  29. I’m sorry to hear your news, Robin. Losing a loved one is always tough, and cancer is the modern world’s curse. My best wishes of strength and healing to you and your family.

  30. So sorry for your loss, Robin.

  31. Dana says:

    Oh, Robin– a summer of loss for your family is followed by an autumn of loss, too. I’m so sorry to hear of Dolly’s cancer and passing. I send my love and thoughts to your family.

  32. Robin says:

    Thank you so much everyone for your condolences, good thoughts, and hugs. We’re on the other side of the funeral which is always something of the relief. Not an ending to the grief, but at least a closure of sorts.

    I caught a bit of free wi-fi and just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate your comments, your love, your hugs, and your wonderful words of comfort. Thank you. 🙂

  33. Christine Grote says:

    Sorry for your loss. How sad that you weren’t able to get there in time. So close. If there is anything I can help with to keep your post-a-day commitment, let me know. I gave it up after six months and haven’t looked back. I post every week day and that has helped out immensely with all the traveling we do.

    Thinking of you.

  34. jenna says:

    Your blog readers are pretty fabulous.

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