Getting Everyone Up To Speed

Welcome to all. Just to get you up to speed about me here’s what’s been happening in my life. Thanks to everyone for tagging along despite it all.

  • My father died in late August which made this year the worst year of my life. Before his death, he was in and out of the hospital several times.
  • I have depression which has made the loss of my dad a little more of a challenge to handle.
  • Right now I am grieving which is coloring the content of my posts a little. I am also angry which is a stage of grief that will transition in time to something else.
  • I am working on being less filtered.
  • I used to be a people pleaser but now not-so-much.
  • Like many of us, I am just trying to make it day by day.
  • From what I have been told I am a stand-up guy who is kind, considerate and caring. Just so you know what I am like as a human being.
  • I am a believer in God but I cuss a little and I even drink a little too.

Your grace and care are appreciated. Enjoy this journey with me.

Author: Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist, and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious, and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

23 thoughts on “Getting Everyone Up To Speed”

  1. So sorry for the loss of your dad.. Just take your time and be… Be kind to yourself… This is always the worst time of the year to cope with a loss so be, stfong and if can’t then that is ok as well 😊


  2. Since there is only a button to denote liking a post, but not one that says “I read your post and I am sad to hear of someone who is grieving”, I clicked it. I don’t think there are ever sufficient words to get across what “I’m sorry” tries to convey in such situations.


  3. Tony, my heart goes out to you. It is so tough to lose our Dads. I really get this. I read a quote that helped me a lot, about how love carves deep valleys in our souls, and the deeper the love the more profound the loss when the physical presence of our loved one is gone. But the love is still there, it’s just that the loss echos, and this is grief. The deeper the love, the longer it takes to climb out of this “empty” place. But it’s not empty because the love is still there. I don’t know, but I like to believe that this love is eternal and we’ll see them again. I hope that helps a little. *hugs* ♥.


  4. dude,
    don’t be so hard on yourself. you’re human too. it will pass in time. like we used to say in the AF “Don’t sweat the small sh*t cuz it’s all small sh*t.” Raise a glass to9 your Dad tonight. I’m sure he would like that.


  5. Tony, I don’t know how I missed this post but I’m sending love and light your way. Based on what I know of you, you are a very nice person who is experiencing one of the most traumatic events anyone can endure.


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