Jen, I am so sorry for the loss of your kind, strong Dad. You are terrific daughter and did an excellent job taking care that he had a beautiful passing. I hope you and your family get some rest and strength for the upcoming days. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jen, I am so very sorry for you and your family. But I am happy that Teddy will make a new friend. You just know I am thinking about you and what a wonderful daughter you are and how you made this awful journey with such strength. You have a right to be exhausted. And then when you re coup start looking for signs of your Dad because you know he will be all around you. Love and hugs!
When you lose someone you love,
Your life becomes strange,
The ground beneath you becomes fragile,
Your thoughts make your eyes unsure;
And some dead echo drags your voice down
Where words have no confidence
Your heart has grown heavy with loss.
And though this loss has wounded others too,
No one knows what has been taken from you
When the silence of absence deepens.
There are days when you wake up happy;
Again inside the fullness of life,
Until the moment breaks
And you are thrown back
Days when you have your heart back,
You are able to function well
Until in the middle of work or encounter,
Suddenly with no warning,
You are ambushed by grief.
More than you, it knows its way
And will find the right time
To pull and pull the rope of grief
Until that coiled hill of tears
Has reduced to its last drop.
Gradually, you will learn acquaintance
With the invisible form of your departed;
And when the work of grief is done,
The wound of loss will heal
And you will have learned
To wean your eyes
From that gap in the air
And be able to enter the hearth
In your soul where your loved one
Has awaited your return
All the time.
Daddy was called home this morning at about 6:30. Mom was with him when he passed, which is how I believe he wanted it. Its a sad day and I miss him already, but I am thankful that he has finally found his peace, and pray that his “other world” is as beautiful as he described it. I am sure it will hit me over the next few days that my sweet and kind Daddy is gone, but right now I am tired and want nothing more then to sleep.
Thinking of you all – thank you for your constant love and support.