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Sad anniversaries

December 16th, 2008 at 02:15 pm

This is not a financial post. I don't do many personal posts, but just felt like writing today.

December is a rough month in the Disneysteve household. My brother, my father and my wife's father all died in December. Today is my brother's birthday and the anniversary (on the Jewish calendar) of both our father's deaths.

My brother was 28 when he died in 1987 of a drug overdose. We weren't all that close, especially in the 6 years before his death, due to his drug use. But I still am sad about his death and about it's effect on my mom and the family.

My dad died suddenly of a heart attack in 1992, 5 months after our wedding.

My father-in-law died of lung cancer in 1993. He had been sick for a while. In fact, we really expected to lose him before my father.

We are grateful that both of them were alive for our wedding but we're sad that neither lived to know our daughter. They both loved kids and would have been great with her.

So that's where my head is today.

18 Responses to “Sad anniversaries”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Peace be with while you remember those you loved. They would want you to be happy!

  2. Ms. Pearl Says:

    I am so sorry. It must be difficult.

  3. mom-sense Says:


    Say a prayer for your lost ones. You will be together again one day. Peace.

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    Thinking of you! ((hugs))

  5. Koppur Says:

    Blessings to you and your family during this sad time.

  6. monkeymama Says:

    I am very sorry to hear. What an intense day.

  7. gamecock43 Says:

    I'm sorry this is a sad month for you but it's nice that you remember them so fondly and they come to your mind so often.

  8. lizajane Says:

    It definitely makes the holidays rougher when deaths happen around this time of year. We also lost both my dad and my FIL in December - 11th and 19th. It was not the same year, fortunately, nor was it just one year apart like yours. The grief faded over time, and we remember the good memories now. I hope you can do the same.

  9. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry for all the loss December holds for you and your wife.

  10. swimgirl Says:

    So sorry to hear. I'll be thinking of all of you.

  11. Broken Arrow Says:

    I'm very sorry to hear that. I'm not very good at these things and am not sure what to say. Just that, even if it is online, I feel for you. May your your heavy heart be lightened by brighter things to come.

  12. scfr Says:

    So sorry.

  13. merch Says:

    Sorry to hear that.

  14. Ima saver Says:

    Hugs to you!!

  15. fern Says:

    That sounds very difficult. I'm so sorry.

  16. disneysteve Says:

    Thanks everyone. I'm feeling much better today.

  17. scrimpandsave Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear that Disney. My mother passed away Dec. 30th..the day after my birthday and it will be 4 years this year. It is SO hard.

  18. mabry Says:

    I have enjoyed your blogs and forum comments for a while now from afar. I have read you like I would a wonderful book. Tonight I have tried to catch up from where I left off last. I came to here, as I often do. My heart aches for you and your family. I lost my dad last October and my step dad in October of 07. My mom has NHL and has been given a short time now on earth with us.
    I feel the sadness of what December brings to you. I just want you to know that you bring so much to your readers. You are a caring genuine person. Thank you for all of the wisdom you share.

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