Sunday Thoughts

March 25, 2013 death, family, father, grieving., sunday 3

Please forgive my absence.  Most of my facebook and twitter friends are aware that my father passed away last Monday night.  My dad had been ill and declining for the last few years.  88 years old, suffering with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and other aches and pains.  His quality of life had diminished greatly in the past two years. 
His passing wasn’t unexpected, but still it was a difficult few days leading up to it.  I arrived on the Friday before, and he was still communicating and happy to see me.  I am pleased I was able to have that day with him.  He was unresponsive the remainder of his days, and while I continued to talk to him, sing to him and hold his hand, I’m not quite sure of his ability to know I was there. 

My family had a wonderful diversion of my niece’s wedding last night, my dad was so proud of her.  It was a beautiful night! 

Tomorrow we bury my father, and it will be an emotional day.  I’ve written a few words, nothing seems to really sound right, but I’m going to try to read it anyway. 

I hope to be reading and writing more soon…I’ll be in TX a few more days, then heading home for Easter. 

Wishing you all a wonderful week. 

3 Responses to “Sunday Thoughts”

  1. Sandy Nawrot

    The pictures of the wedding were lovely! It is a blessing that you not only celebrated your dad’s life but also your niece’s new journey. I always find that having family around (often some you haven’t seen in awhile) is a comfort. Hang tough, I know it is hard 🙁

  2. Ali

    Oh, Anita, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Hugs and prayers and good thoughts to all your family.

  3. Zibilee

    Anita, I know how hard this is for you, and I am so sorry. I wish you peace and wholeness in your heart. Your dad is in a better place, with no more suffering. If you need me, I am here.

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