Monday, April 27, 2009

Very surreal...

Ok, so my parents and I work for the same school district. This morning about 5:30 from my dad, I get a call that went about like this:

Dad: Whatcha doin? (this is his normal greeting!)

Me: Sleeping. (Duh, it's 5:30, this is what normal people are doing)

Dad: Well, you might have to take me home from school today.

Me: Ok, why?

Dad: Greg died.

Me: (still in the stupor of sleep) Greg? Greg who? Uncle Greg?

Dad: Yes.

My 39-year-old uncle (ten years older than I am) passed away about 3:00 this morning. He had a seizure, went into cardiac arrest and then died. He has been married about 5 1/2 years, has a 4 year-old son, and a 17 year-old stepdaughter. This is not how I expected my morning to start. I wasn't that close to him, but it's a huge shock.

3 comments:

CentyB said...

Ohmigosh. That is awful news. I am so sorry - my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Hermione Bagnold said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry! And what a way to find out! (((((HUGS)))))

Megaera Black said...

My condolences. What a huge shock at any time of day. ((hugs)) So sad :-( Hang in there.

Note to Miss Bella : Bella, please give you mommy lots of love and kisses, more than usual to help her grieve. Wags and kisses, Maylee