06 March 2010



Greg

29 April 1949 - 6 March 2010



Greg finally lost his struggle with alcoholism this morning. I cannot write more for now.

71 comments:

Maxine said...

Addy, I have been completely winded by reading those words. I am sure I am not alone in wishing you well and great strength to deal with the coming days, weeks....

Thinking of you.
x

elsy said...

i am so so sorry addy.....i wish you and kay strength for the days to come.......

aamberr said...

oh no!
i'm really sorry.
stay strong
xxx

Helen P said...

I am so, so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Kay at this time.

Much love.

Linda said...

I am so extremely sad Addy and Kay to hear about Greg. I'm having problems finding the words to convey my feelings on reading this tragic news. My heart goes out to you, Kay and all Greg's family and friends. I hope with their love and support you and Kay will find the strength to face the coming weeks♥♥ Please take good care of each other. Love to you Linda xx

Nechtan said...

Hi Addy,

My thoughts are with you, Kay and the rest of your family. I really am so sorry to hear this. Please look after yourself.

Nechtan

Working Mum said...

I am so sorry for you and Kay. My sincere condolences and my prayers will be with you at this difficult time. Carol x

aims said...

Oh my friend. My heart goes out to you.

You will both have peace now.

Know we are all here for you.

Monalisa said...

So sorry to hear that.

CannedAm said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and Kay.

The Merry said...

My deepest sympathies.
I know words are on the surface and what you're dealing with is deep inside, but we are all praying for you.

laurie said...

oh my dear Addy, i am so sorry. such a long road, such a hard road. i am thinking of you.

Almost American said...

My sincerest condolences Addy!
Sending you and Kay virtual hugs!

AnyEdge said...

I cannot convey my grief for you. Please, always remember, that through you, Greg's war with alcoholism helped me to fight my war. His life and your words inspired me. I never met you or Greg, but I mourn with you for a man who was too good to die of this illness.

I don't know why things happen the way they do. I certainly never will. But I do know that Greg will be remembered in my life, in my struggles, and in the victories that God has given me in this miserable battle.

God Bless you Addy, and God Bless Greg's memory. That he may continue to inspire those of us who saw him labor with alcoholism to steel ourselves for the times that our own disease returns in new force for us.

Thank you, as always, for helping to save my life.

icecold said...

Addy & Kay,I am sorry to hear of your loss. Bless you both xxxxx

Elaine said...

I am so, so sorry. x

E.A.M. said...

I am so sorry to hear of Greg's passing. I read your blog frequently and have never left a comment. With all that has happened, he still was your husband and Kay's Dad, and he will be missed more than we can all even imagine. Strength, prayers and well wishes to you during this difficult time.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I am so very sorry to hear this news Addie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Kay and of course Greg's family. I wish you strength to cope with your loss. Greg is now at peace, but I am sorry that his life was cut short in such a way. With love - Anne x

pinafive said...

this is a pernicious disease. i am so very sorry to hear it has claimed your Greg. i have followed your family's struggle for about a year, as i struggle in sobriety you gave me solace, thank you so much. i pray for you and Kay and your family in your grief. may you face this with your characteristic wisdom and strength and fondly remember the happier times with him.

ChrisB said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, sincere condolences to you and Kay x

Annemette said...

thinking of you

Tinypoppet said...

I don't know what to say Addy.... I have only recently come across your blog yet my heart aches for you and Kay. I hope together you can find the strength to get through this difficult time. Thinking of you a great deal. x

Furtheron said...

I'm so so sorry...

The best you can say is that he no longer has to suffer and struggle.

Strength, love and hugs to you and Kay.

I truly am so very sorry to hear this

Frosty said...
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MsCatCalls said...

You did everything you could ...So Sorry. XXX

DogLover said...

I echo all that has been said by your friends, dear Addy.

I have admired your great strength and determination and I trust that they will stay with you in these new circumstances. May you and Kay, who has also been so resilient, find reconciliation and remember all the best things about Greg.

If I can be of any help, you know my email address.

Tami said...

Prayers of strength heading your way.

cheshire wife said...

I am so very sorry but you could not have done any more for him than you did.

Nota Bene said...

Addy I'm so sorry for you and Kay. I hope Greg is now at peace. You did the best for you all.

Gemma said...

Im so sorry to hear of greg's passing. I hope you are coping and finding the strength you need. Will be thinking of you
xxx

dragondays said...

My thoughts are with you and Kay at such a sad, sad time.
Hugs from Brussels,
Louise

Nunhead Mum of One said...

I am so sorry to hear the sad news, please know that you are Kay are not alone, we are here for you.

Rest now in peace Greg

tim1leg said...

The lillys and your words took my breath away< i ope you and your family are ok x

nuttycow said...

Addy -

I was incredibly saddened to hear your news. At what must be an incredibly difficult time for both you and Kay now, please lean on your friends (both on- and offline) and family to help you through.

My thoughts are with you both.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Oh god, I am totally in shock. I feel as if I know you personally and this has really left me very numb. I can only say how deeply sorry I am.

You are in my prayers, both you and Kay.

My love, CJ xx

Achelois said...

I am so sorry. I have been reading your blog for a long time. My thoughts are with you Addy and your beautiful daughter Kay at this sad time.

grandmamargie said...

Addy, I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kay and your family.

nappy valley girl said...

I am so sorry Addy. Thinking of you over the coming days and weeks. x

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Oh this was quite a shock, I hadn't checked in with you for a while and missed all the drama. Somehow, although it was on the cards sooner or later, didn't expect it to happen so soon. Deep sympathy to you and Kay, good you are there for each other. As someone said earlier, peace at last. For all of you. A big virtual hug to you both.

Ellen said...

I was so sorry to hear of your sad loss. You are all in my prayers and I hope that Greg is now at peace. Greg was blessed to have had a wife who cared so well for him and remained loyally by his side throughout his life. I feel sure that that is the one thing he never lost sight of.

You know my e-mail if you would like to contact me at any time. Dxx

Kevin Musgrove said...

Condolences for your loss. Kind wishes for the future for you and your family Addy.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

You have so many wishing you well you will come through eventually.
commiserations to you both.

the mother of this lot said...

I have been a reader, but not a commenter of your blog for some time. I am very sorry to hear your news. I will pray for you.

Kelloggsville said...

The right words fail me. All my thoughts and prayers are yours tonight xxx

Hadriana's Treasures said...

May Greg Rest in Peace. Huge hugs to you and Kay. Take care of yourselves and be kind to yourselves - you've both been through such a lot. H xx xx

Gill - That British Woman said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you in my prayers..

Gill in Canada

Sonya said...

I'm so sorry, Addy. My thoughts are with you and Kay.

jennifer said...

I am so terribly sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Christina said...

I've been a lurker for a while now but just had to post; I'm sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of you.

Millennium Housewife said...

Addy, sitting here crying, I'm so bloody sorry, for all of it. No one deserves what you and your family have been through, and Kay in her first year at Uni will be finding it so hard. Sending you both so many hugs and love, Jen x

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

I'm so sorry. It must be so hard for you both. Remember the good times and the laughter. Thinking of you both. x

Smiffy's Blog said...

So sorry to read your sad news. I lost my mum to alcohol a few years back. Be strong. Sue x

libby said...

So very sorry for your loss. A peace of sorts for you all now. Your blog has been brave and helpful (have read but never commented before).

terbear said...

Oh Addy, when I saw your post, I just couldn't believe it. I am so, so sorry for you and Kay. May you both find strength and serenity in the coming days. I cannot tell you how much my heart aches for you, b/c even though living with Greg was taxing and insane, I can tell how much you truly loved him. Whether or not he was an alcoholic, he was a human being. No one deserves what this disease did to him and I pray that he is at peace now.

reluctantmemsahib said...

dearest dearest ad, you have been in my thoughts in recent days and you are now x rm

Louise said...

I am so, so sorry to hear this Addy thinking of you and Kay at this very difficult time.

KatduGers said...

I'm so so sorry - thinking of you x

Retiredandcrazy said...

I echo DogLover's words Addy, remember all the good things about Greg because you once wrote so movingly about your early happy years together.

Alcoholism is such a wretched condition that you and Kay rose above with dignity and survived. Keep up that good work and stay close to your AlAnon friends.

Robert said...

Truly, my thoughts are with you and Kay.

Eliza said...

Oh that's terribleI'm so so sorry, lots of hugs and good wishes to you and Kay. Thinking of you x

Kit Courteney said...

Like so many above me, I am so shocked by this.

Your post has only just shown up in my feed so apologies for the late comment.

May you and your daughter gain some strength from those around you at this very sad time.

Thinking of you both x

June said...

My most sincere wishes that your family may all be at peace.

Fat4Now said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time xx

sukey said...

Dear Addy,

So very sorry to read of your loss... thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Take care. xox

haveyouseenthisgirl said...

It's very sad to hear this news, I've been reading your blog for a long time but have never commented. I wish you strength for you and your family through this hard time.

Flowerpot said...

oh I am so srry Addy. Big hugs and wishing you all the strength you will need. xxxxx

Frosty said...

Addy & Kay all I can say is I'm so so sorry, that seems so insignifcant but I just can't find any more words to convey my feelings about your loss. Just want you both to know there are people out there who are thinking of you and hoping you can find the strength to get through the coming days x

Eurodog said...

I am so sorry. I know we do not know each other but I have been following your blog. You are in my thoughts.

http://reluctantmemsahib.wordpress.com said...

hope you are managing to eat a little and get some sleep. remember to look after yourself x

Fab, feisty and fifty... said...

oh Rosiero, l'm so sorry....sorry for your loss...sorry that l am so wrapped up in my losses that l've not been blogging properly and havent been here for you...please know l'm thinking of you....and wish you have the strength to manage through the days ahead and keep Kay close in your heart...

saz x

dulwich divorcee said...

So very sorry, Addy xx