I wanted to let you know that my Dad passed away this morning. Thank you for all of the prayers and virtual hugs.
I recently authored a personal and heartfelt post detailing my fears and anguish over my dad’s terminal illness. I received a loving avalanche of kind, helpful, prayer-filled thoughts from friends as well as strangers. Your kindness helped me through the darkest week of my life.
Many of you have suffered like I have from this type of loss and you offered valuable suggestions from your experiences. Every hug and every word you wrote helped me a great deal.
These last days of his 2 1/2 year battle were horrific for him and for his family to watch him suffer it was agonizing. He was so strong and fought an incredible fight, but now he is at peace and for that I am grateful.
Somehow I will learn to live without my wonderful, vibrant father in my day to day life. I will never forget his unwavering support, million dollar smile, optimism, energy and love for his family.
18 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye to Dad”
Based on your last post I feared his end was near. Sending you hugs and prayers as you learn to live without your father. Remember you are not alone
Thank you Heidi – I do not feel alone. I appreciate all of the kind words of support coming my way. Thank you too.
Sorry for your loss…thank you for sharing. He sounded like such a terrific person!
Thank you Mike. It was a super great man and he will be missed. Thanks for your kind comment.
So sorry for your loss Suazanne. Your Dad will be with you in every memory. May you find solace and healing within those happy moments. Prayers to your family.
Thank you Laura. Today he seems to be everywhere I go and everything I think about. <3
Million dollar smile, isn’t that the truth! You have your daddy’s smile too Suzanne 🙂
My sincere condolences go out to your family.
Thank you Pam! We will all miss him very much.
Wow, 2.5 years.. I didn’t realize it was that long. Love you, Suzanne <3
Thank you Kim. You are just the sweetest. He fought a very difficult and painful battle. It was time for peace. Love you too.
Thinking of you, Suzanne.
So sorry for your loss, our condolences to you and the family.
Tina and Tere Cruz
I am so sorry. Thank you for posting such a beautiful photo of the two of you.
Thank you Jo Ann, I appreciate it very much.
Paul was a wonderful friend of our for many years. We called he and Pam this last New Year’s Eve and spend the previous New Year’s with both of them at Taylor’s. We were fortunate to have known such a fun, sweet, and lovely man. My husband Larry is suffering with cancer as well. They spoke to each other often. He is at peace.
Sorry to you and everyone who loved Paul, he will be missed!!
HI Gloria:I am so sorry your husband is sick as well. My Dad and Pam have told me about you and what great friends you are. Thank you for reading my post and for your kind comments.
You were such a devoted and loving daughter, Suzanne, and you helped/loved your father through this last part of his journey. I am so very sorry for your loss … God bless you and your family. I love you.
Thank you Kathy – no one knows how I feel more than you. Love you too.