No Answer…

As part of my usual evening routine, I typically call my Dad (Pop-pop) about 9PM. I have done this virtually every night since my Mom passed away almost six years ago. I call partially just to check in, to make sure Pop-pop is OK. I call because I love my Dad, and these calls have allowed us to grow closer since my Mom passed away. And I call just to tell him “Goodnight” and that “I love him.”

I did not call tonight. There would have been nothing but a recorded message. My beloved Pop-pop passed away Wednesday morning, 08 October 2014 around 1:15A, after an extended battle with cancer. My call would have gone unanswered.Telephone off ReceiverIt seemed weird tonight, not calling Pop-pop. Granted, our conversations have grown shorter and shorter these past few weeks and months, but tonight my night feels a little empty. I remember reading once somewhere that it takes twenty-one consecutive days to create a “routine” but only three days to break that same behavior.

I think it will take me longer than three days to “forget” about calling Pop-pop. I love you, Daddy-O, and already miss you terribly.

8 responses to “No Answer…

  1. I am so sorry Tim. Your blog brought tears to my eyes. I understand my friend. Your dad and mom and sister are re-united. That doesn’t make it any easier for you, but perhaps that will ease your pain somewhat. The pain does get better. Eventually you will be able to remember him without tears. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  2. thanks Tim.my mom passed before my dad and I often wonder if I ever would have had a relationship with my dad if that hadn’t happened. when he passed away in 2011, i was at peace with my relationship with him. sounds like you were too. god bless! xo kathy

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