Friday, June 12, 2009

Entry for November 14, 2007

Thank you to everyone who sent thoughts and prayers for my dad and my family.

Dad passed quietly on Tuesday morning at 12:12 am, just after DD and I left for the airport. My sister was the only one of us kids left (he insisted he didn't want us there, but gave in to youngest sister staying to help his wife) and she called me right after. DD and I turned around and went back for a couple of hours (we didn't have to fly out till almost 8, and only had a 1 1/2 hour drive) to comfort my little sister.

He got a chance to see all the kids, and grand kids one last time. That made his time easier.

It is a very sad time for us, but he is no longer in pain. He has had a lot of trouble since his heart attack 3 years ago. Plus, he is now with my mom - where he has wanted to be since her passing from cancer almost 17 years ago.

1 comment:

  1. Joansie: Tammy, I condolences for the loss of your father. My you take comfort in the happy memories you had with him in years past and may the love of your family and friends help you during this difficult time.
    Wednesday November 14, 2007

    Dilys S: So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. It's sad when these things happen, and stressful, too. Take care of yourself, and allow yourself time to grieve and heal.
    Wednesday November 14, 2007

    Bobbi: Tammy, I am so sorry for your loss, I know this will be a more somber holiday season, but remember he went quickly and with family around. Take care, take time for yourself and your sisters. Oh, and your family too. But count yourself first. My Dad was admitted a year to hospice care and he lasted 2 months (apparently the place was very, very nice) so this puts us in that same boat this year. Memories can be your best friend.
    Wednesday November 14, 2007

    LDSVenus: Tammy, remember to take care of yourself while you are greiving. The memories will come and be joyfully remembered after you allow time to grieve. It took me about 5 years to get past that point after losing my mom and altho I still miss her (it's been 7 years now), I am now comforted with wonderful and funny memories we shared. You will heal but give yourself some time and go through the process, unfortunately we can not hurry it along even as much as we would like to, but some go through it a little quicker than others. Hang on to your family right now, you all need each other.
    Wednesday November 14, 2007

    Briley: Tammy, I'm glad your father is now at peace, and back with your mom. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers as you all get through this difficult time.
    Friday November 16, 2007

    麗MºñFluerEyes: I'm sorry to hear of your dad my dear friend. My dad left us too on September 24th 2007. I understand how you feel. I held his hand when he took his last breath. I willed him to come back but deep down I know I'm being selfish. My dad told me life is not permanent. When people leave this world because their purpose in this life has completed. They will have to leave then and would continue somewhere else. All endings have new beginnings. For every one life that leave this world another would be born. Both our dads are in their natural place now Tammy. Though they're left us but their spirit live in us. It's been 54 days since my dad left but I feel him everyday and I can feel that he's happy because he's in a place where all of us came from. If it would console you further and understand about life cycle feel free to visit my blog about my dad titled 'O' Father Of Mine and 'Memorial For My Father'. (((HugS))) Tammy it is all right to grieve and it would be a long time to take us out of it but you'll feel that your dad is happy and proud of you. Take care. God bless you and your family.
    Saturday November 17, 2007

    Them2lilboots: My deepest condolences. May you find comfort from your family and friends around you. May that comfort be like a big hug from above, knowing he will always be with you.
    Sunday November 18, 2007