Tuesday, August 18, 2009

IN MEMORY


I have been out of town this past week so that I could be close to my father during his illness and his stay in the Hospice House. It was a shocking blow to see how far he had gone downhill since my last visit which had only been a week or so before that. He was definitely in pain and unable to talk and appeared unresponsive but I know he knew I was there because he gave me several signs which gave me comfort.

My father was a great man. In size as well as character. He passed away on August 13th, the day after the 40th anniversary of my mother's death. We are all still in a state of shock because this cancer and his death seemed to happen then progress so quickly. I know he is no longer in pain but my heart will always ache.

I Love You, Dad.

25 comments:

Littlebit said...

Oh Sherry, I am so very, very sorry to learn about your precious dad's passing. My prayers are with you and your loved ones.

Lee said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. That's a great photo of your dad - he looks like a kind and gentle soul.

My thoughts and prayers are with you through this sad time.

staci said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing and for your loss. I hope that it gives you comfort knowing that he's in a place of peace, where nothing can hurt him. Sending you many hugs and prayers.

Margaret said...

Oh Sherry, I'm so so sorry to hear this news. Big hugs to you -- I know how much you loved him just by reading your blog. What a terrible loss for you and your family.

Kathy said...

Oh Sherry, I am so very sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to you.

I sit here thinking of you and your pain and then think of my Mom (who passed on Dec. 6th) and feel your pain since it is mine as well.

Ifyou need a shoulder to cry on or just someone who understands all too well don't hesitate. Take care and know that there are many here in blogland who are thinking about you.
Kathy

Joy said...

Sherry, I am so sorry to read of your dear father's passing. You have been on my mind and in my heart these last couple of weeks and I will continue to keep you there in the difficult weeks and months ahead.

Cari said...

I am so very sad for you and your family. Please know that you are in our prayers.

Ps. 116:15

valerie said...

I'm so sorry to read of your father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Deb said...

Sherry - I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. My thought and prayers are with you and your family!!

Kathryn said...

I was sorry to read about your father's death. I am sure you can take comfort from your friends and family which will gather around you at this time of grief. Remember your happy memories with him and know that you will still be generating happy memories of your own in the future.

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Jan said...

Aww Sherry, my heart goes out to you, Hon! So sorry for your loss. He looks like he was a most precious and dear man! I will be praying for you and your family to receive lots of comfort and memories of the good times.

Carolyn NC said...

Sherry,
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tammy said...

So Sorry for your loss!

Irene said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Daffycat said...

***hugs*** I'm so sorry for you loss, Sherry. Be sure to remember we are here for you, hon.

Karol said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way.

Susan said...

Sherry, so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I lost mine 6 years ago and still think of him often. He was also dx w cancer and went very rapidly which I was thankful for as he was in a lot of pain (gone in less than a month). I thank God for Hospice and the good care he received when I couldn't be with him. My prayers are with you. Susan

Siobhan said...

Oh Sherry, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. He was obviously a wonderful man to have raised a daughter like you, who will always love him. Lots of thoughts and prayers and big hugs.

Julie M said...

Sherry, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kit said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Sharon said...

Dear Sherry, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. {{{hugs}}}

Vonna said...

Sherry,
I am so very sorry. You have my deepest, most sincere sympathy. May he and your mother be reunited in heaven in Glory with God.
My love,
Vonna

Katrina said...

Sherry, I am so sorry about your dad. It obvious how much you loved and admired him. Lots of good thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Sherry - I am so sorry that you had to go through this life venture. Having lost my Dad some years ago, I know it's going to take a long time before the hurt goes away some. With the cancer, and his pain, I'm sure he's in a better place.

My heart goes out to you.