Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Loss at Long Distance

As some of you may have heard, my dad's dad passed away this past Sunday. He went peacefully in his sleep after heart surgery from which he never quite recovered.

"Pop," as Nana and I knew him, officiated our wedding. He was one of the funniest guys around, always ready to chuckle at his and others' foibles with an affectionate smile. We're going to miss him.

Now, I'm not about to complain about the life we lead over here. We chose this life, we love our jobs, and we have new adventures every time we go out the door. But at times like these, it's really hard to be so far from home.

All my love to Pop's friends and family back home, and readers: please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.


  1. Oh I'm sorry to hear that Justin. I send you my sympathies and long-distance hugs.

  2. My deepest condolences for your loss. It's one thing to be a few states away from family and friends, but when distance and time preclude any reasonable chance at supporting loved ones during times like these, you finally realize how far away you actually are. You will be in my thoughts during this difficult time.

  3. Oh, I'm so sorry! MY thoughts and prayers will certainly be with you now.
    Much love!

  4. i'm sorry to hear that! we'll be thinking of you two and please let us know if you need anything!

  5. Justin, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather. Tim experienced the loss of two of his grandparents last year and it was so difficult. You and your family are in our prayers!

  6. It must be so hard being all the way around the world at such a time. We are thinking of you both and all Justin's family.

    Love Jackie and Ryan