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.