Tuesday, December 16, 2014
It's Not A Goodbye, It's A See Ya Later
At 6 am this morning, on a restless night without sleep, I've done everything possible including emptying the trash in the bathroom as a diversion...having an extremely difficult time finding the strength to walk across and 10 feet down the hall to wake these children up to make the longest drive to Nashville.
This is what it feels like to be a parent, torn between letting them sleep longer and keeping them innocent by protecting these two kids who do not yet know the seriousness of their Grampa's health and the pain of losing a grandparent or exposing them to heartache.
I hardly slept last night. I have an extremely heavy heart. Jeff, Wendy, Pandora, her boyfriend Cliff, Maverick, Phaedra, and I will gather together as a family this afternoon to say goodbye to Mr. Steve, their doting and affectionate Dad/Grampa.
Thank you's and appreciation to the outpouring of affection and the emotional support of friends and extended family, especially Diane, Blaine, and The Bowens. Prayers, thoughts, and vibes to the Janovetzes for the emotional heartbreak they will endure within the next few minutes, hours, days, weeks, and years.