I'm sure many of you have noticed that the past couple of weeks there hasn't been any new content on the blog. You might have also noticed that I, someone who tweets a whole lot, stopped being active on twitter. I don't really like it when sites I like go away with no explanation. This normally means that something bad had happened. And you would be correct in that assessment.
Without getting into too much detail, a week after Easter my dad got accepted into Hospice care. At the time, they told us that he had months to live. From Monday to Friday, things turned for the worse. I was planning on a trip to one of my friend's birthday parties that Saturday. On Friday, I went to get new tires for my car. I came home to some of the worst news imaginable, my dad was in the first stages of death. That was one of the hardest days of my life. Listening to my mom call my brothers and my dad's family and tell them the news was heart breaking. The weekend was spent sitting around with my family and watching my dad. There were some scary times, there was some fun and laughter, there were a lot of tears and sadness. But most importantly, there was a lot of love there. My dad, who wasn't eating or drinking anything since maybe Wednesday night, made it through the weekend. Monday night I stayed up until 6 am because my mom and brother wanted someone to be with him. Tuesday I made it until 3. When I went to go to bed, I knew that it could be the last time I ever saw my dad. It was. He died sometime between 5:30 and 6:30 last Wednesday. You can see his obituary here.
Needless to say, the past couple weeks have been a blur. I'm trying to get back to life and starting to get routines going again. It's just been really hard. I never have really known anyone who has died, and for that first person to be my dad, well. I've kept this pretty close to the vest, but I think it's time to let people know what's going on with me. I think writing more will help me get back into some semblance of a normal reality. One day I'll write about my dad and how much he meant to me as a sports fan and person, but that day isn't today.
Just to close things up for now, I'm going to be around. The site isn't going anywhere. Slowly but surely things will start to happen again. I just need some time. I'm sure you understand. I was and am a little gun shy about writing this, but you all have been very supportive of me and the blog and I think that you should know what's going on. You all have been so good to me, it's the least I can do for you. Just stay with me. Thank you.