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A very overdue post.

I've been putting this off because it's felt like writing this post would be "final", but with Father's Day coming up and making me feel crappier by the second, I figure now's the time to make the announcement here, same as I have done on Twitter and Facebook.

Hi my LJ/DW buddies. I'm sorry I haven't been around or interacting on here lately (or at all, to be honest, not even to archive fic), and the reason is pretty simple.

On February 5th, my dad died.

It was very sudden. He suffered no pain, he hadn't even struggled to call for help or to stand. He just went to the bathroom and didn't come back. He was 66. It was at home. He hadn't been ill, his heart just stopped, and that was it. The funeral was pretty awesome, as far as funerals go, and it was the send-off he would have wanted. He died my dad, not a shadow of him, as clever and funny and ridiculous as the day I first realised he was clever and funny and ridiculous, and not a day goes by I don't miss him, and not a day goes by I'm not thankful for having known him.

I've not been up to much more than Tumblr and Twitter lately on account because I'm still working my way up to being able to have "proper" conversations with people again, but I'm getting there. My family have been beyond amazing, and my mum has been more than a soldier, she's been a battleship. She's been an entire naval fleet. My sister has been doing well, especially at work, and my little brother has been struggling a bit but coping as well as anyone could all things considered he's still at university.

I figured any of you who hadn't heard via Twitter or Facebook deserve to know, and I'm sorry again for the long absence.

I'll be following up this post shortly with a happier one about the fandom that has been keeping me sane throughout all this, as it deserves pimping.

*hugs to all*

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cassiopeia7
May. 23rd, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
Oh, honey. I don't know what to say, other than I am so, so sorry about your Dad. And no apologies are needed. You did what you had to do. *massive hugs*

Just so you know, I still miss you in SPN fandom like crazy, but I'm glad you found another one to keep you sane.
emerald_embers
May. 23rd, 2013 01:23 am (UTC)
*hugs back tight*

The funny thing is, I miss SPN fandom, I just don't miss the show. I gave it another shot after season eight started as it did have some good moments, but I just couldn't get into it the same. It's a pity, because I almost, almost made it! It was almost the first TV series I started watching from the beginning right through to the end without skipping any episodes! But alas, 'twas not to be.

Still, seven series isn't a bad run for someone who's not a TV fan. I'm completely smitten with Hannibal though <3, though I only peek in at the crack side of that fandom because it's hilarious.

Thank you very much about my dad. He was an awesome, awesome, awesome person, I don't know a single person who met him who didn't come out with at least one funny story from the experience, and I'm just glad that if he had to go, he went like this. *hugs*
bauble
May. 23rd, 2013 05:04 am (UTC)
*hugs*
emerald_embers
May. 23rd, 2013 12:52 pm (UTC)
*hugs tight back* <3
sher1663
May. 23rd, 2013 01:10 pm (UTC)
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have been reading your LJ since I discovered LJ and the SPN fandom here (as a matter of fac you were one of the first) I lost my dad , too and it hurts. So anyway, hang in there.-Sherri
emerald_embers
May. 23rd, 2013 03:12 pm (UTC)
*hugs tight*

Thank you very much hon. I suspect after Father's Day it'll be easier as I won't have merchandise on TV and in the shops everywhere reminding me that I've lost him on a daily basis, so I'm looking forward to that!

And thank you for sticking around even if I haven't been here often (and am almost solely into Rise of the Guardians fandom at present). <3
entangled_now
May. 23rd, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, I wish I could say something better than that. But it's understandable that you might want to step away for a while *hugs*
emerald_embers
Jul. 4th, 2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
*hugs tight back*

Thank you honey <3.
vulgarweed
May. 24th, 2013 07:01 am (UTC)
I am so, so sorry for your loss.
emerald_embers
Jul. 4th, 2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
*hugs tight*

Thank you, and I'm sorry for being flakey on account of all this <3.
vulgarweed
Jul. 5th, 2013 09:15 am (UTC)
*hugs tight back*

cantarina1
May. 24th, 2013 05:49 pm (UTC)
Oh my dear. Sending you a lot of transatlantic hugs and love. If there's ever anything I can do, please let me know, eh?

We'll be here when you're ready for us again <3
emerald_embers
Jul. 4th, 2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much hon, and I will make sure to <3.

*hugs tight*
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