Saddest Day of My Life

I’m overwhelmed right now, so I’m going to keep this brief.

The dearest man I ever knew, my husband of 25 years, Gerry Landy, died on Sunday. It wasn’t entirely unexpected; he had been suffering from heart complications since March. Friday and Saturday he was at the Mayo Clinic for his heart, he was admitted on Saturday, and his rapid decline was entirely unexpected.

My own health is very bad right now, I’m dizzy and nauseous every day from the Chemo and can’t sit up or even lay down comfortably. This makes it impossible to answer emails or messages, I know all of you mean well and love us, but I will not be able to correspond with anyone for a while.

We’re still working out the details of a memorial service. As soon as I have better information I will post it here.

Thank you in advance for your thoughts and your love. I know the kids and I will get through this, but right now the path seems very dark especially since I can’t raise my head up.

165 thoughts on “Saddest Day of My Life

  1. Dearest Annie, I am so very, very sorry. There are no words that can express my sympathy. We’ve only met once, but know that I am holding you & the kids in my heart every day.

  2. Anne, I have been following you since you lived in New Jersey,usually lurking but always amazed by your loving family. Your Gerry was a light and he has not gone out. I recently lost both parents, my Mom unexpectedly in April but I still do not know what you are going through.
    All I can say is one day at a time. It hurts so much because you loved each other that much.

    I am praying for strength for you and your wonderful Andy and Max.

  3. Oh, Annie. I am so sorry about Gerry. I thought he was by your side for your hell. I miss weeks of FB. My father died weeks before Thanksgiving and I remember my sister and I trying to support my mom. (I was a drug mess, but not now.) So I am happy for you that your wonderful, strong children are with you. You are such an inspiration and paragon of strength. Bless you on Thanksgiving and every other day of the year.

  4. Oh, Annie…I am so very sorry for your loss. May the memories in your heart comfort you. Peace to you, your children and everyone who loved Gerry.

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