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Thursday, November 15, 2007

We're very sad....


The doctor gave us grim news today. David is coming home tomorrow, and they are going to be calling hospice to make him as comfortable as possible. All of a sudden, the last three and a half years have flown by, but you know, we did all that we could. I know I have to go on, and I will, but we have been married for almost 33 years. His absence will be unbearable. I cannot imagine not being able to call him, we pick up on each other's vibes, we finish each other's sentences, we are each other's best friend. I cannot imagine living without him, but I guess I must. And I guess I will actually survive. Eventually, I will have a new kind of life.
All the kids and spouses will be here next week. Our Thanksgiving will be the start of an early Christmas. We are going to fill the house with music, Christmas music, Christmas movies, love, laughter, peace, and joy. He deserves it so very much.
Don't stop praying, though. Pray that this transition will be easy on him. He so doesn't want to see the people he loves be so sad, he is so much more than that. So, let's celebrate David Reid every day.
Thank you everyone, for your love and support. Now comes the hard part, saying goodbye. But we WILL be joining him later, that's a fact, and he will no longer be sick. I take such comfort in knowing that.
Good night.

18 Comments:

  • At Thursday, November 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tricia--I'm praying for the whole Reid family tonight and will say some special thanks for David when I share Thanksgiving with my family next week.

    -A friend of Erica's and, therefore, a friend of the Reid family.

     
  • At Friday, November 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I LOVE YOU BOTH SO MUCH.
    DON AND I WILL BE HOME OVER THANKSGIVING. I WANT TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF MY BIG BROTHER, TO HONOR HIM FOR BEING DAVID.
    LOVE
    SUSAN

     
  • At Friday, November 16, 2007, Anonymous Katie's Ma said…

    Tricia, we're so sorry to hear about David and hope you'll let us know if there's anything we can do to help. You all will be in our prayers, as you have been all along. The photo of you both at our house last Christmas is beautiful. I'm so glad we had that time all together.

     
  • At Friday, November 16, 2007, Anonymous WonderGirl said…

    Tricia, I am so sad to read this. I will be praying for you and your family without ceasing this season.

     
  • At Friday, November 16, 2007, Blogger Mom. said…

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers go out
    to you and your family. I know God will give you
    the strength that you need to get through this time.

     
  • At Friday, November 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tricia, Mom & Dad told me about this last night and I want you to know that I will continue to be praying for all of you. Please tell David that I'm thinking of him. Love you all!!

    Jan

     
  • At Friday, November 16, 2007, Blogger david said…

    I am so very sorry to hear this. You know we will be there to do whatever we can during this transition. You both, and your family are in our prayers.

     
  • At Friday, November 16, 2007, Blogger Ashley said…

    I am a friend of Erica and Chris, and I read this and wanted you to know that I am praying for all of you. What a special marriage and family you have.

     
  • At Friday, November 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm thinking of you all and so wish there were something I could do to help. David's surrounded with laughter, love and memories right now and I'll be praying that you all will find strength in each other. Please let me know if you need anything at all and I'm on the next plane. Love you all.
    -Rebecca R-S

     
  • At Friday, November 16, 2007, Blogger Theresa said…

    I just wanted you to know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    I'm a friend of Katie and Chris's.

     
  • At Friday, November 16, 2007, Blogger Brandi. said…

    Many thoughts and prayers.

    I'm sorry to hear this news.

     
  • At Friday, November 16, 2007, Anonymous Becca said…

    I am a friend of Erica and Fuzzy's, and I've been following your blog since around their wedding, I think. I am so sorry to hear this news. I just said a little prayer for you all, and will continue to think about you.
    --Becca Anderson

     
  • At Friday, November 16, 2007, Blogger Dogwood Dell said…

    Our prayers continue to go forth to the entire Reid Family.

    -Friend of Chris & Katie

     
  • At Friday, November 16, 2007, Blogger Paul said…

    I also will be keeping all of you in my prayers. I hope you have a very blessed Thanksgiving.

    -- Paul (friend of Katie & Chris)

     
  • At Friday, November 16, 2007, Blogger St. Elizabeth of Cayce said…

    Tricia and David:

    I've been down this path both when I worked on an oncology unit, and when my Dad battled cancer. This new phase is so hard to enter, so hard to contemplate, but can be so very full of intense emotions as we take time to say and do what might otherwise have been left unsaid or undone. The only "gift" of cancer, if it can be called that, is the gift of time for intentionality. I know that all of you are taking and will take the time to cherish each other.

    We'll be in prayer for you guys and your extended families.

    Friends of Chris and Katie.

     
  • At Saturday, November 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tricia, My heart is breaking for you. You have both been such troopers and I commend you for this. You have certainly been an example for us. Turn that Christmas music up loud and thank God that He promises us a better place that is pain free. I am praying for your family. Pam

     
  • At Sunday, November 18, 2007, Anonymous Carey Johnston Somerville said…

    I have always loved your family and the closeness you share. I will never forget the days I spent at your home and the great memories I carry with me always. When Chris and I were teenagers, David was the coolest Dad that I knew. And I am sure he still is. I will be thinking of and praying for everyone. You will be in my mind daily. Peace to you all.

     
  • At Sunday, November 18, 2007, Blogger Marian said…

    Bob and I are so sorry to here this..(Tree limb broke)..you and yours are in our prayers...Love ya, Next door neighbors!

     

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