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I’ve been quiet…

As you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t written any blog posts over the last month. Things have been tough lately. I’m a private person and try not to make a habit of talking about my personal problems on my blog, but I’m going to make an exception in this case.

2 1/2 weeks ago, my dad passed away. It’s a big loss and I’m pretty heartbroken.

Arthur Sternberg

My dad

I’ve been lucky in that my dad was always supportive of my creative work. In fact, I’ve often joked that I was destined to become an artist because my dad’s name was Art.

I’m thankful that I had him in my life as long as I did. He was a good man.

24 Responses to “I’ve been quiet…”

By Velma - 29 July 2015 Reply

oh, huge condolences, i am so sorry. i’m glad you let us know, though.

By Elissa - 29 July 2015 Reply

Thanks Velma. You’re a sweetie. 🙂

Elissa

By Brea - 29 July 2015 Reply

I’m so sorry Elissa. I’ve been thinking about you and hoping you’re doing ok.

By elissa - 30 July 2015 Reply

Thanks Brea. 🙂

Elissa

By Jayne - 29 July 2015 Reply

Elissa, I am so sorry to hear. I don’t think it matters what our age, when we lose a parent it shakes us to the core. Be gentle with yourself and be well. Jayne

By elissa - 30 July 2015 Reply

Jayne –

I’m trying to be good to myself. I’m spending lots of time with my dog – it helps.

Elissa

By Kristin - 29 July 2015 Reply

Thinking of you and sending big bookish hugs. It’s so important to have supportive dads, especially when we’re in the arts.

By elissa - 30 July 2015 Reply

Kristin –

Feeling the book hugs from here. 🙂

Elissa

By Jeanne taylor - 29 July 2015 Reply

So sorry to hear. I hope you take your memories and hold them in your heart. Sincerely, j

By elissa - 30 July 2015 Reply

Jeanne –

Thanks for your kind words.

Elissa

By Amy - 30 July 2015 Reply

I’m so sorry, Elissa. He looks like such a kind person, with that gentle smile. My heart goes out to you!

By elissa - 30 July 2015 Reply

Thanks Amy. 🙂

Elissa

By Anonymous - 30 July 2015 Reply

So very sorry, Elissa. Take your time and let your grief do its thing. How fortunate you are to have had him to love and him to love you! Peace.

By elissa - 30 July 2015 Reply

Thanks. 🙂

Elissa

By Lynda - 30 July 2015 Reply

Elissa,

I’d like to offer my condolences, from my experience the loss does get easier with time.

By elissa - 30 July 2015 Reply

Thanks Lynda. 🙂

Elissa

By Anonymous - 30 July 2015 Reply

Sorry to hear of your loss Elissa. Take time for yourself to process your grief. Peace be with you.

By elissa - 5 August 2015 Reply

Thanks so much. 🙂

Elissa

By sharongalligan5 - 31 July 2015 Reply

I’m so sorry, Elissa. This has been such a hard year for you. He sounds like a wonderful dad.

By elissa - 5 August 2015 Reply

Sharon –

Yeah, this has not been a good year. My dad was pretty cool.

Elissa

By Ruth - 31 July 2015 Reply

So sorry to hear about your loss, Elissa – take it easy!

By elissa - 5 August 2015 Reply

Thanks Ruth. 🙂

Elissa

By MJ russell - 10 August 2015 Reply

So sorry Elissa! Never an easy time, but only time heals …

By Elissa - 11 August 2015 Reply

Thanks MJ. 🙂

Elissa

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