CatFish Show # 119 – We are in Shock

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  • Update on recent events and thanks for all the comments,emails and support.

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22 Responses to “CatFish Show # 119 – We are in Shock”

  1. Vivian of CLIP Podcast Says:

    Cat, thank you for trusting in all of us to share this very intimate time with you and your family. We’ve kept you in our thoughts and prayers over the last several days. If ever you feel alone know that we’re all here for you… your goofy, funny, annoying, mouthy, happy, caring, admiring, respecting, and loving…podcasting friends!

    Big hugs
    vivian

  2. Kimberly Says:

    I am so sorry. I know those words cannot erase the pain. Time will help with that. We are never ready to lose a parent, no matter if they were really sick or not.
    As for Simon, be honest with him. Explain that what he is seeing is only the physical body of his Nanna. What made her special is in a better place. And as much as it might hurt your heart, talk about her to him. Answere all his questions as honestly as you can at his level.
    I believe that as long as we remember those that are gone, they are still with us.
    I’ll be thinking of you and yours as the weeks go by and sending you hugs that I hope will give a small measure of comfort.
    Cry as much as you need to, scream as loud as you need to and know that is is OK.

  3. Robin Says:

    I am a fairly new listener, but feel like you are a good friend already. I’m sorry and you are in my prayers.

  4. Keith & Heather Says:

    That was one of the hardest episdoes to listen to, you had me on the verge of tears as we heard the pain in your voice and it reminded us of the pain we felt when when we lost our mothers.

    We you feel your loss is overwhelming you, look thru the pictures of your mom and remember the joy she brought you, the lesson she taught you, the love she gave you and the strength to deal with lifes adversities.

  5. Karen and Ross Says:

    Thank you Cat and Bob for updating us and sharing the story of your Mom. That must have been very hard for you to do, and as others have said, we can hear the pain in your voice. It makes me think of my own parents who are in their 60′s and it just seems so young and too soon to die at that age. I appreciate that you respect and trust your listeners enough to share and allow us to help you grieve and offer our support.

    We have been thinking of you all week and you will be in our thoughts this weekend as you say goodbye to your Mother.

    Be honest with Simon and when he stops asking questions, stop the explanation there, as that’s his way of telling you he has heard enough. May I suggest that you have a good friend who would be willing to sit near your family and be able to take Simon out of the service if necessary. Our sons are the same age and when Ross’s grandma died, I had to leave the service with our son because he became quite upset seeing his family crying and was screaming out questions. I’m not saying Simon will do that, as all children are different, you just never know how he’ll react to everyone around him grieving, especially if he sees his parents crying.

    Take care and lots of hugs to you your whole family. Extra hugs for Simon and your Dad.

    -Karen and Ross

  6. Krash Coarse Says:

    How devastating! …. I’m very sad to hear about your Mom, Cat. I lost my Mom in 2001, and it was a terrible shock to my world. I hope and pray things go as smoothly as possible for your family for the coming months to hasten your peace of spirit.

  7. James Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this news, she was too young to leave. I’m very sad for the loss to her grandchildren too.

    I’ve lost a parent when I was twenty, and from what I can tell from friends who have lost parents, it’s at least a year of mourning and tears before most people get fully on their feet again. I’m sure everyone is operating in ‘shock mode’ for the short term right now.

    My thoughts are with your family.

  8. Dwight Says:

    Hi Kat And Bob,
    Im so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom, Dont worry about Simon, kids are a lot toughter than we think. I lost my father when I was in my early twentys , and twenty some years later i still think about him ,the pain will pass but the love will always be there.
    Im not sure if that makes any sence, hugs too all of you .
    Dwight

  9. Ole Kr. Valle Says:

    I’m so sad to hear about your loss. I can understand this comes as a shock, but I can’t imagine all your pain.
    It was so powerful to listen to this intimate moment.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Ole

  10. elyon Says:

    hi there cat, i am really sad to hear about it. The experience of my cousin’s death and taking care of my twins which were 2 and a half years old at the time , they asked alot of questions to which i said she gona to a hapy place, she a angel now. they nodded and then kept quiet. not that i think its easy and simon will react that way but i think that yur feelings will be more “Deep” than mine since she brought u up and everything. I still feel that i was in asmuch pain as you.

    hearts to you, bob, yur dad and simon.

    elyon.*silent*.”phoenix”.hellix

  11. elyon Says:

    sorry about the typos just now.
    here the real one
    hi there cat, i am really sad to hear about it. The experience of my cousin’s death and taking care of my twins which were 2 and a half years old at the time , they asked alot of questions to which i said she gone to a happy place, she a angel now. they nodded and then kept quiet. not that i think its easy and simon will react that way but i think that yur feelings will be more “Deep” than mine since she brought u up and everything. I still feel that i was not as pained as you.

    hearts to you, bob, yur dad and simon.

    elyon.*silent*.”phoenix”.hellix

  12. Ray Moore Says:

    My condolences to you Cat, your Dad, Bob and Simon.
    I think Simon will handle it in his own way, he sounds like a good kid and he will get through this.
    But Cat, take all the time you need. We, your listeners, will be here when you decide to make new shows. Family is far more important than a podcast.

  13. Dan J Says:

    Hi Cat. I know your pain is real, and our prayers are with you and your family.

  14. AndyCast Andy Says:

    Hi Cat and Bob,

    Wow…what can one say when a parent passes? I can’t imagine having the composure to maintain a regular life let alone sit down, record and share such a personal experience.

    All of our hopes, prayer and thoughts are with you, Simon. Of course with you too Bob, since you will be on hyper-emotional support duty. (Us Dad’s have to stick together…)

  15. AndyCast Andy Says:

    Doh…I mean “you and Simon”….not Simon only…maybe next time I should proof read….

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  18. Lucas Says:

    Cat, Bob, and Simon~

    I am really, very, truly sorry. I’ve lost several very importany family members in recent years which I loved with everything that I could. I feel your pain, though i’m sure not to it’s fullest extent.
    I want to say thank you for having the strength and the compassion to voice what has happend. I know, from the trips we have all heard about you going to Vermont and Florida, that your mother was an amazing woman who gave you all love, and brought happiness.
    My thoughts are with you and all of your family,
    Take all the time you need,
    Sincerely,
    Lucas

  19. Niko Says:

    Hi u 3,
    when I lost my Grandpa a few years ago it was after a long history of illness and suffering. So we were prepared but when it hapeened it still hit me hard. I can only imagine how hard it is when it happens so unexpected and to one of your parents…
    my kindest regards,
    Niko from Germany

  20. Lucas Says:

    I know I already left a comment BUT, I was thinking today, and something came to mind. When my Grandpa died a few years ago there was one song that really helped me get through it. Now, I do NOT like country music…but I love this song. “One More Day” – By Diamond Rio

  21. Darren Says:

    Hi Cathy, I’m very sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Darren King

  22. Ole Kr. Valle Says:

    Suddenly I can relate the loss you suffered.
    My dad died this morning, but it was expected in some way. He became 78, had some helth issues, but did not suffer any pain. He died while he was sleeping. I have to go to Norway to meet with my family, and pay the last respect.

    May he rest in peace

    Ole

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