Saturday, September 24, 2011

Unexpected


Sorry about the lack of posts recently, but I was at a tournament in France and when I got home I got the phone call everyone dreads and heard that my loving and kind father who I loved very much had unexpectedly passed away which pretty much left me shattered for a few days. I've managed to start keeping myself busy in order to stop myself sinking into a black hole of depression. I can't paint yet, but I have started work on my hobby room which is busy work that's helps me not to think too much. I know the grief will lessen in time, but will never completely go away. I'll miss him very much.
I thought I would show the mess that is my hobby room to show you I'll have plenty to do with cleaning up, replacing shelves, new lighting and repainting walls. I'll take some more pictures when I'm done.
I also have some pics of the event in France and will post them tonight or in the next day or two.

37 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that Chris and my thoughts are with you and your family.

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  2. I have lost my father as well, so feel your loss. You do right in keeping yourself working with something. It does not make the pain go away, but it will keep you sane mate.

    My condolences....

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  3. my condolences to you and your family. I know how tough it is to lose someone you love and treasure.

    Keep yourself busy and surrounded by family and friends. It will help you feel better.

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  4. Condolences on your loss. Hope the black fades to grey soon.

    Steve

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  5. Very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. It's never easy but one thing that will happen is your good memories of him will stay longer than the sense of loss

    Take care and keep busy

    Miles

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss, Chris! All our thoughts are with you, mate!

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  7. I´m so sorry for you Chris. My thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family. Hope to see you soon again at our club.

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  8. My condolences Chris.

    My own father is 90 and has got much frailer in the last couple of years.

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  9. Hi Chris,
    Ich wünsche Dir und Deiner Familie viel Kraft. Mein aufrichtiges Beileid.
    Mike

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  10. Very sorry to hear this, my condolences.

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  11. Really sorry to hear this Chris. My condolences to you and your family.

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  12. Very sorry to hear of the loss of your father Christopher. My wife and I send our condolences.
    All our very best
    Paul and Mai

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  13. Sorry to hear of your loss Christopher. All the best.

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  14. Sorry to hear the news of your loss Chris. My condolences to you and your family.

    I love your room and good luck with the makeover.

    Cheers,

    Helen

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  15. So sorry to hear of your loss Chris. Keeping yourself busy will help distract you in the short term, but still allow yourself a chance to grieve. And as others have said, remember the fun and happy times you had, and you dad will stay with you in your heart.
    I know what you are going through in a sense; since emigrating, my father comes to visit us every other year, and each time his holiday with us ends and he heads home again, its hard on all of us here...

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  16. Sorry to hear about your bad news.
    Condolences to you and your family.
    David

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  17. Sorry to here the sad news about your Dad, my condolences to you and your family.

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  18. Sorry for your loss, condolences to you and your family.

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  19. Very sorry to hear this sad news. My condolences to you and your family.

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  20. Hi Chris,
    my thoughts are with you and your family.

    Jan

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  21. Sorry to hear about the current news with your family! My Condolences are with you!

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  22. Thank you everyone for your very kind words of support. I really do appreciate the sentiments.

    Christopher

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  23. Sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family

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  24. Very sorry to hear that. I wish you and your family strength to overcome the grief and to enjoy the memories instead.

    Tilman

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  25. Sorry to hear that. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  26. Very sorry to hear that Christopher.

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  27. Very sorry to read of your loss Chris. I lost my father over 26 years ago and it's not so much that the pain of the loss has gone, but that it's been replaced with very fond memories of him. I still think of both my parents most days one way or another, so don't be afraid of remembering the good things.

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  28. I am so sorry for your loss.

    -Scott

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  29. Hi Chris, I've only just seen your post. I am very sorry for your loss. Thinking about you and your family at this time.

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  30. Christopher, I am so sorry and send all my best wishes to you and your family.. It will get better in time.

    Giles

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  31. Thank you all I really, really do appreciate the support your giving me.

    Christopher

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