Why I’ve been away…

This post will be a bit uncharacteristic of this blog, normally I like to keep my personal life well personal.

My grandparents raised me since I was about three years old, after both of my parents more or less abandoned me. They raised me and we remained really close even I went away to college and eventually got married and had a kid. We saw my grandparents practically every day and when we didn’t see each other we were on the phone, saying we were close is an understatement. My daughter and my grandmother were inseparable. We all went to Disney World together this past June. Even though my grandparents were pushing 80 they were still both very active.

My grandmother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a little over a month ago, I put my life on hold to go take care of her. I literally called off of work, packed a backpack full of clothes for me and zilla and didn’t look back. Mr.Klein even brought our Christmas tree out to the house explained to the zilla that Santa broke his ankle and he would be unable to climb the five flights of stairs up to our apartment but he could slide down the chimney at Gramma’s house so we are able to celebrate a final Christmas together as a family. The day after Christmas my grandmother was hospitalized for what was initially believed to only be a few days but turned into her being moved to the hospice section of the hospital, the cancer had spread to her liver. Her condition rapidly deteriorated and she passed away early Monday morning. I’m still in shock, my heart is broken. I’m trying so hard to keep everything together right now.
Deerie Lu
The wake was earlier tonight and the funeral is tomorrow. I may not be home for at least a few weeks still as my grandfather is pretty lost without my grandmother so we are staying with him for now.

With everything that has been going on between my grandmother being sick and family drama honestly posting here has been the last thing on my mind. I’ll try and get caught up here soon but it just hasn’t been a huge priority for me and for that I’m sorry.

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31 Responses to Why I’ve been away…

  1. James says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Wishing the best for her and all of you. ❤
    It's not easy, but I hope you'll be able to keep pushing through these hard times.

    • kleintoys says:

      Thanks so much.

      I’m slowly trying to work on things again but I feel utterly drained right now, I’ll work hard though!

  3. kewpie83 says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother! Your family will be in my thoughts!


  4. Kiki says:

    I am very sorry to hear about your grandmother, but really don’t worry too much about this site and your dolls right now. They will be here when you’re ready to come back. Take all the time you need to spend time with your family because I can imagine that you need them and they need you in times like this.

    The community you have created here will faithfully wait for your return. But until then, I wish you and your family the best.

    • kleintoys says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words. I’m still away from home and will be so for a little while still at least, away from my normal life and away from all my dolls and all the comforts of home. I’m slowly trying to get back into the swing of things, it helps keep me busy at least and I felt I owed some type of explanation for my absence.

  5. Mimi says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. When I lost my grandfather, well, I’m still in shock even though it’s been almost 2 years. My heart is with you and your family.

    Also, I didn’t know you had a daughter. Is her name Zilla? That’s a cute name:)

    • kleintoys says:

      The last couple of weeks have been so surreal, I think it’ll only really sink in when I finally return home and realize she is really gone. Thanks so much.

      Zilla is my daughter’s nickname, it’s short for Godzilla because well she isn’t exactly what I would call a gentle child. I try not to mention her actual name online, she’s five years old and VERY active.

  6. bbqweasel says:

    My condolences on your loss. *hugs*

  7. M. says:

    Take your time and small steps. Ill be here on your return.

    • kleintoys says:

      Thanks so much, I’m slowly trying to get back in the swing of things although it will probably still be a little while before I have any reviews up unless I go back and a doll I have photos of but never blogged.


    I am sooooo sorry for your loss

  9. Bea Jai says:

    I am very sorry. Sending comforting thoughts and prayers your way! *hugs*

  10. I’m sorry for your loss Klein 😦 I hope you and your family feel better soon!

  11. Shann says:

    I’m so sorry, Hina. Anything I can say just doesn’t seem like it’ll be of any help. Just…so sad to hear this, and I’m sorry. I’m hoping all the best for you, your Grandpa and the rest of your family in the tough days ahead. (KiraKira)

    • kleintoys says:

      Thanks, I like to think that at least she isn’t in pain anymore as I knew she was suffering very badly before she passed but there was nothing we could really do about it. I’m slowly trying to return here.

  12. Sakurah says:

    Oh no, that is horrible to hear, Klein. q__q
    I am very sorry for your loss, you and your family has my condolences all the way.
    Please take care. ♥

  13. Jane Cherie says:

    I am very sorry about your loss. Wishing you courage and strength in this difficult time!

    • kleintoys says:

      Thank you so much, I hope to return to business as usual soon and am slowly trying to get into the swing of things but it’s slow going at the moment.

  14. Yuki says:

    Hi, I really like your blog, and I was touched when I read this. I am sure your Grandmother was happy before she left, as her loved ones were with her. Please only post if you actually want to, we’ll be waiting whenever that comes.

    • kleintoys says:

      Hi, thanks. I like to think that she was happy and that she at least won’t be any pain anymore but it is still a rather jarring loss to me.

      I’m trying to slowly get back in the swing of things, it will probably be a little while before I manage to get any reviews up though ^^;

  15. h3artmare91 says:

    My goodness…I’m very sorry for your loss ;~;
    Please do take care of yourself and your family…

    We will be here when you are ready for your reviews =3 -hugs-

    • kleintoys says:

      Thanks so much. I’m slowly trying to get back into the swing of things but it’ll probably be another week or so before I get any reviews posted up unless I get ambitious and finish up one of the older ones I have saved as a draft.

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