6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Goodbye Tall Army Grandpa

We got an unexpected call on Wednesday....the Doctor had determined there was no brain activity is Muscle Man's Dad... On Thursday, with family by his side, Ron (Tall Army Grandpa) passed away. CANCER SUCKS!!!

I will be taking an extended absence from Blogging, be sure to hop around and meet all the Tall Mom Bloggy Pack members :)

***One super cool thing today was that we found a race number and pictures from a 10K TAG had done in his younger days :) I remember talking to him about running but seeing the photos made my day. I will be scanning and posting soon.. Very 80's...good times, I will cherish these photos as a connection to another runner..


71 comments:

Christa said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Andrew Opala said...

Our condolences - life makes sense when you love - sometimes, it still feels mighty crappy though.

Genesis said...

im sorry for your family's loss. my condolences and sympathy go out to you guys.

P said...

So sorry for the loss to your family.

KK @ Running Through Life said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Huge hugs to you and your family. And yes, I agree, cancer sucks.

marathonmaiden said...

((hugs)) cancer just sucks. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Java Joggers said...

So very sorry! That's so cool that you found the race photo -- that will be a great way to think of him :)

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I'm so sorry, Mel. The pictures will be an amazing memorial.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Lisa said...

Sorry for your loss

Teamarcia said...

Oh Mel I'm so sorry. I'm keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. Cancer does suck.

teacherwoman said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers and hugs to you and your family during this trying time.

H Love said...

Mel I am so sorry! I can't imagine the pain and loss you are all going through! Praying for comfort and peace!

Meredith said...

So sorry for your loss! I'll be praying for you and your family.

Laurie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers. :)

mostlyfitmom said...

That sucks. :( My condolences to you and yours.

slowly growing old together said...

So sorry for your loss. Will be praying for you and your family...

Maxi Fortend said...

Take care and enjoy his life!

Lois B said...

Prayers for your family.

bobbi said...

I'm so so sorry....your family is in my thoughts...

Molly said...

so very sorry for your loss.

Forward Foot Strides said...

I'm sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you.

Carly said...

I am so sorry for your loss Mel. Your family is in my prayers.

mommaof3ontherun said...

So sorry for your family's loss.

Angie Bishop said...

oh man, how awful. So sorry to hear that news. Do take good care of yourself and I wish peace to find you all very soon.

Michelle said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your father-in-law. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care of yourselves.

J said...

So sorry to hear about you and your families loss. Keeping your family in my prayers.

Kate said...

So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Heather said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your father in law.

Hunnybee said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. HUGS.

Lacy said...

My Granddad lost his battle to cancer in 2000. He was the founding runner in our family.
May your Little Studs have a positive legacy in their grandfather too.
So sorry, so so sorry.
Cancer has robbed too many of us.
May God's peace cover you all.

MomRunningFromCancer said...

Sorry for you loss - tis time to be with family.

As you said - Cancer Sucks!

Erika said...

Cancer def sucks! So sorry to hear about your loss!

Rene' said...

I am so, so, so, sorry! I am praying for you and your family.

Elizabeth said...

Sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers.

Cynthia O'H said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Take all of the time you need. Family is precious.

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your loss. sending love and strength to you and your family.

Holly - Run Like the Wind (or Shuffle Like an Old Lady) said...

I'm so sorry. Cancer does suck!

MCM Mama said...

I'm so sorry, Mel! Sending prayers and thoughts towards your family.

Kayla said...

Mel, I am so sorry about TAG. I will be thinking of and praying for your family in the days ahead. As many reiterated and its just the plain old truth, cancer definitely sucks!!!

Jo Lynn said...

The world loses another human life to cancer. I wonder, if some day, we will no longer be saying that. How wonderful that would be.
For now though, I can only say how sorry I am for your husband, your babies, and your loss.

Amanda said...

My heart goes out to you and your husband. I hope you are able to find peace and strength even in the midst of all this. I am so sorry you had to lose a family member to crappy cancer :(

Jill said...

So very sorry for your loss, it is so hard! ((hugs))

runninglawyer said...

Aw, I am so sorry to hear about your family's loss. Big hugs, and know that you and your family are in the hearts of many people across the world.

Chris said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss!

{{HUGS}}

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runsher said...

Thinking of you and your family during this time of loss.

Janet said...

So sorry for your loss. Tall Grandpa is just one more reason to raise money to find a cure for cancer. I am heart broken every time I hear yet another story of a loved one lost to that horrible disease. Prayers are with your family!

mamattx2 said...

oh mel, i am so sorry for your loss. know that my thoughts are with you and your husband and your family. stay well. stay positive. lots of love, tara

Zoë said...

So sorry to hear about Ron. Hope you, the hubby, and kids are doing alright. Thinking of you, Mel!

Katie A. said...

So, so, so sorry to hear about that Mel. Thinking of you and especially Muscle Man - cancer does suck! My hubbs lost his father last year to brain cancer - I wouldn't wish it upon anyone.

Big hugs to you! We'll be waiting for you when you get back ;)

Zaneta said...

I am so sorry about Tall Grandpa!! It's nice that you can have those pictures and memories of your talks about running!

Oz Runner said...

you have my deepest sympathies...losing a family member is never easy...may the Lord give you and your family extra strength and grace to get through the pain of losing a loved one...

EricaH said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. :( Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Cancer does suck.
so sorry Mel...I will be praying for you and Dave and your whole family. Please let me know if you need anything at all!

Julie said...

cancer sucks! Tired of it. praying for your family!

onelittletrigirl said...

So sorry Mel, to you and your family. Thoughts, hugs and prayers!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Having traveled this path, I won't offer those words that mean well but only hurt right now. I will only say that I wish I could help you and your family feel lifted and comforted through this time as in everyday so I will pray.

Thanks for sharing your life with someone who otherwise may have never had the pleasure of knowing you and your wonderful extended family!

Dion said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will pray for your entire family during this time.

Crystal said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my mother to cancer and I do agree- it just sucks. Keep your head high and keep on with all the good memories- they will pull you through.

Jen said...

I know this has been a really tough week. Words cannot express what I want to write to you. I am so sorry that this has happened. I am praying for your entire family as you grieve this loss and cherish the memories you have together.

A favorite old hymn;"...Precious memories, unseen angels, sent from somewhere to my soul. How they linger, ever near me and the sacred past unfolds."

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

I am so sorry for your lose. You and your family are in my thoughts.

TX Runner Mom said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Rae said...

Sorry for your loss.

funderson said...

Cancer sucks big time! I'm so sorry.

Laura said...

So sorry Mel. Prayers to you and your family.

Catey said...

((hugs)) So sorry for your loss!
I am glad you found that picture...it is amazing how much joy simple things can bring at times like this. Though loss is always hard, I love that it is a time full of reflection and memories-makes it a little easier to get through!

Catey said...

((hugs)) So sorry for your loss!
I am glad you found that picture...it is amazing how much joy simple things can bring at times like this. Though loss is always hard, I love that it is a time full of reflection and memories-makes it a little easier to get through!

Marlene said...

Sorry, I was MIA from blogs all weekend! I'm so sorry for your loss. CANCER DOES SUCK!

Wifey said...

I'm catching up on my reader and just saw this post. I'm so sorry about his passing. Sending hugs and prayers!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey