It's been a sad week.
First we lost Brad's Grandad. Grandad was in his nineties. It had been a very hard go of it for him. Grandma had a stroke last year and has been in the hosptial ever since. This was obviously difficult, but made even more so by the fact that Grandad is blind and Grandma was his eyes. The transition without her being around him was extremely difficult. So we take solace in the fact that his struggle is now over and he is in a better place.
Rest in peace Grandad.
Then later this week, my friend Debbie lost her step dad Rick. Debbie is an only child like me and I really empathized with what she was going through. Being an only child is difficult in these situations because you don't have any siblings to help you through the process. Yes, you may have a spouse or close friends, but it's not the same.
Brad and I went to the funeral today to show our support for Debbie and her family. Her boys were very brave and did extremely well during the service.
Rest in peace Rick.
That's the strange thing about getting older, it's a gift, but it comes with the sadness of having to say goodbye to loved ones.