My Father-In-Law Died Today

My father-in-law died today. Or, maybe, tomorrow; I can’t be sure because of the time difference.

He’d been sick . . . my wife was planning to visit him one last time this summer, but it was always one more week, too much work to finish, and finally he couldn’t wait any more.

I cried a little when she told me, even though he lived in a far-off country and I never met him, because all of a sudden she seemed like a lost little girl, and I wished I could do something for her and I couldn’t, and for all the other things I’ve wished I could do for her and I couldn’t . . .

  2 comments for “My Father-In-Law Died Today

  1. 26 Jun 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Condolescences to you and your wife.

  2. Jimmy monk
    13 Jul 2008 at 12:49 am

    today my girlfriend’s dady died because of concert she called me her voice was so sick i’ve even cried not cuz i love her dady but i felt something strange ……….

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