Becoming the Pin-Up Girl

I'm on a journey from obesity to health.. and I'm hoping to reveal my inner Pin-Up Girl along the way ;-)

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Heartbroken

I usually try to keep this blog positive and upbeat but today I need to share something with you that is tragic and sad. Last night my Dad's best friend was shot and killed in a home invasion robbery. Just by chance, I happened to be in town visiting the family. I was with my Dad when we went to the crime scene... I was with him as we were escorted to the Sheriff's Office so that he could make a statement and find out what had happened.. and I was by his side at the hospital when they finally told us that Lloyd had died. Lloyd was such a beautiful soul - the kind of guy that would give you the shirt right off of his back. A big teddy-bear kind of a guy with a really kind heart. He and my Dad met at a time in their lives when they both needed a friend - they were both diabetics, trying to hold onto their health.. making the best of lives that have been filled with pleasures and disappointments. They both had shiny new Harleys that they would ride around together, despite the aches and pains.. popping in to see children and grandchildren and friends. Two aging Easy Riders enjoying the feeling of freedom and the wind on their faces. My heart just aches knowing that some motherfucker stole Lloyd away from us, not thinking about how much he meant to those of us that loved him.

I hope you're on one hell of a fantastic ride now, Big Guy. We're really going to miss you.

7 Comments:

Blogger Shel said...

I'm so sorry. I'm sure it meant a lot to your dad to have you there to lean on. My thoughts are with you.

*hugs*

10:00 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

What a horrible thing to have happen. Please give your Dad my deepest simpathy. Give me a call if you need to talk. Love you Cuz.

Steph

11:56 AM  
Blogger Lynette said...

So sorry. What a tragedy.

8:50 PM  
Blogger mamacita chilena said...

my heart goes out to Loyd's family, and you and your family as well for the pain you all must be going through right now. I'm so sorry for your loss, and I don't even know why I'm still typing because I know words can never really express what it means when a life is taken away from us senselessly.

12:28 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

So sorry for your loss. *hugs*

12:06 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

I'm so sorry, sweetie. Losing someone to violence like that is one of the hardest things a person can go through.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Lingerie Lady said...

I am so sorry. I am glad you were able to be there with your dad.

7:04 AM  

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