Post # 1
Very emotional today and wanted to share this on the bee. This is the main reason I haven’t been on lately. My grandpa is verging on 83 and is dying right now. He was diagnosed in the months after my wedding (the last time I saw him) as having severe emphysema and now he has cancer that is moving through his bloodstream. He lives in another state and my dad has been visiting him a lot lately, he is now in the hospital and the doctors say he won’t be around in a few months like they thought (maybe Christmas) but he may pass on in days/weeks at this point. My grandma is going to be all alone in the house they lived in since they got married in the 50’s. I’m hoping she will move closer to us or other family but am not sure.
I will be out of town for an international audition in a week for 10 days and I am so worried it will happen when I am gone and I may even end up missing the funeral because of how far away I will be and the auditions that have been scheduled for about a year now.
I talked with my dad on the phone today (it is his dad) and he started crying. I feel terrible and have never heard him this upset. Please think about/pray for my family if you remember. I know my grandpa is scared and has been breaking down a lot lately with not much comfort physically or emotionally.
Post # 3
@SimplyChic11: Is it possible that in light of the fact that your grandpa is dying, you could miss the auditions. I would think that if grandpa passed while you were away, that would lead to a lot of regret on your part. I would skip the audition because you only have one chance to say goodbye. I am so sorry that you and your family are going through this.
Post # 4
I can’t. this trip has been set for me since a year ago and I know for a fact my grandpa would be sooo angry if I missed this chance to stay with him.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
What is your Grandfather’s name? I will add him to my prayer list.
I know this is a difficult time for every memeber of your family, but you have to remember to live your life too. When my father passed, we held off on having his funeral so that his family in France could fly out to be here too. When he passes, you’ll be there, even if it’s just in spirit. It is wonderful that your dad can spend this time with him, and it’s something he will reflect on often. I will pray for you and your family.
Post # 6
@juliette.eliza: Thank you, his name is Bob.
I know what you mean. Living your life is so hard while this is going on but I know it’s for the best. This is the chance of a lifetime for me and I know I have to go on with it and pray I am able to be there for him physically if not in spirit. Just hoping he doesn’t die before I am back, it’s possible but if not I will remember what you said and def. let them know I’m there as much as I can be.