Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I Miss You Already Darryl

"I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather did...not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

-Wil Shriner

The stupidest things happen sometimes. Like when someone you love completely suddenly dies on you, and you are left asking all those stupid questions the inevitably come time to mind. Alan and I got a phone call this morning, and my heart immediately broke. My brother-in-law passed away yesterday... at the age of 50.

Darryl was my brother-in-law in reality, but in affection he was my brother. He was my pal, and someone I could always, always, count on for support and love when I needed it. He lived clear across the country from me, and we haven't been in the same room together in years, but we could pick up the phone and instantly be in each others hug. He made me laugh, and he taught me to make some kick ass salsa, and he was my friend.

What will I do without Darryl? What will we do without Darryl? Right now I can't stop sobbing. So, I am taking some time off from blogging until I can make sense out of what I am feeling inside. I need to take care of Alan, and help him through the loss of a brother he loved so much. I will take care of each other. I always thought that someday we would retire and move closer to Darryl and his wife. Now he is gone. So suddenly. What are we going to do without Darryl?

Mt. Hamilton,
San Jose, California
February, 2007


Shelly said...

Really sorry for your loss, Carly.

Laura said...

i am so sorry for your loss. darryl sounds like a very special guy.
take care.

MyMaracas said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Carly. Sudden, unexpected losses are always the hardest. Sending you and your family lots of love.


Karen Funk Blocher said...

I sound like an echo, but I'm so sorry too. Hang in there, both of you.

Patrick said...

My condolences, Carly. Please hang in there and know that we're all keeping you in our thoughts.

Carly said...

Thanks everyone... your comments really mean a lot to both of us. :)