Tuesday, November 4, 2008

RIP Dad Thrasher

Joe's dad lost his battle with cancer this evening. It was a bit unexpected for us. We knew it was a possibility. We thought we had more time.

I guess you always think you have more time.

Please- send prayers to our family. I have sent an AM CROSS for Joey. We're going to do everything we can to bring him home to grieve with his family instead of alone on a cold submarine.

I will update when I have more information.

For now- I wait in hopes that they will figure out a way for Joe to call. or email. In hopes that the call/email is news of him being able to come home for the services and much needed family time.

And you should... call your parents, kids, siblings, friends. Tell them you love them. We never know...when time is up.

RIP Dad Thrasher- You were loved very much.

**11/5/08 update : Squadron has contacted me and has sent the message to the boat. We should know soon if Joey will be able to come home.

**11/5/08 update: Red Cross has contacted me to let me know the boat has rec' the message and sends their condolescences to the family. She said that it said travel arrangements pending but that she couldn't confirm if that meant he was 100% going to be able to come home.

**11/5/08 afternoon update: Thank GOD for our command! They are getting him home. With the traveling and time difference we've had to push back the wake and funeral but I am just so glad that he will get to be here surrounded by his family.

Thank-you for all the love and support. My husband is coming home.


Dani said...

Praying for you and your family ... I'm sure they will do everything they can to get Joe home.

{ Becca } said...

I'm so sorry, Sam!

Praying for you guys.

Allison said...

Oh Sammy. I am so sad for you and Joe. I really hope he is able to come home and say goodbye. : (

Miss Hope said...

Oh no..such sad news! Prayers for safe travels and that all works out. Dang, I hate to hear stuff like this.

Sam said...

Sending prayers to everyone and fingers crossed that they can bring him home.

Anonymous said...

I too want to express my sadness on your family's loss. Even tho I've never met you it still hurts to read of your loss. This deployment has been very trying for you in so many ways. But I can tell you are a "strong" person. Hang in there. From a shipmate's MOM. KFC