September 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm #63565darlaParticipant
Dear Lisa Ann,
I am sorry to hear that your dad has passed, but glad that he is no longer suffering or in pain. He is now at peace. Keep him forever in your heart and memories. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Take care.
Love & Hugs,
DarlaSeptember 11, 2012 at 7:03 am #63564nancy246Participant
Lisa Ann, I am sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Take comfort in what he said to you that he will be around. What wonderful words. For though his tired body has left he will be with you forever. Hugs to you and your family. NancySeptember 10, 2012 at 9:50 pm #63563lainyParticipant
Dear LisaAnn, Your Dad is now at Peace but he will always be with you in heart and mind. My prayers go out to your family.
Letter from Heaven by Ruth Ann Mahaffey
To my dearest family some things I’d like to say
But first of all to let you know that I arrived okay,
I’m writing this from Heaven. Here I shall dwell with God above
Here, there’s no more tears of sadness. Here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy because I’m out of sight
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me and He said “I welcome you,
It’s good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone,
As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.
God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do
And foremost on the list was to watch and care for you
And when you lie in bed at night, the days chores put to flight
God and I are closest to you . . in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth and all those loving years
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears
But do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
One thing is for certain though my life on earth is o’er
I’m closer to you now than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb
Together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
When you’re walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind
I’m walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind
And when it’s time for you to go . . from that body to be free
Remember you’re not going . . you’re just coming here to me.September 10, 2012 at 9:39 pm #63562dmj4ctjMember
My deepest condolences on the passing of your father. I’m sure what comforted him the most was having his family all around him when he needed them there. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
DianneSeptember 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm #63561RandiParticipant
So sorry to hear about your Dad LisaAnn. I hope that your wonderful memories of your Dad soon replace the sadness that you are feeling now.
-Randi-September 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm #63560anpParticipant
I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I understand when you say this is the hardest thing you have ever gone through. Losing my dad was the hardest thing I have ever experienced. I wish there were something I could say to make it easier for you. Just know that many prayers are going up for you and your family.September 10, 2012 at 2:48 am #63559laurkcpParticipant
I know how hard it is to lose your father. Mine died 5 years ago from lung cancer and now my mom is diagnosed with cc. You did everything you could for your dad and hopefully you will find comfort and enjoy the wonderful memories.
LaurenSeptember 10, 2012 at 1:47 am #63558pamelaParticipant
I am so sorry, LisaAnn. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you find peace.
Love and hugs, -PamSeptember 10, 2012 at 1:20 am #63557lisaannParticipant
Dad’s horrible ordeal was finished today at 4:15. He passed relatively peacefully and his entire family was at his bedside together. I don’t know what I can do to make a difference with this horrible disease but I am willing to devote all my pain to finding what causes it. Thank you all for being there, I am just so numb and exhausted I can barely think.September 9, 2012 at 12:44 am #63556lainyParticipant
Dear LisaAnn, yes this is the hardest thing to do in life but your Dad told you the truth, he will always be all around you. And please, say a big thank you to your son for what he is doing for us all! I know you are as proud of your son as your Dad is of you.September 9, 2012 at 12:37 am #63555marionsModerator
LisaAnn…I agree. I don’t know where we find the strength but somehow we are able to deal with the unimaginable. Know that you are stronger than you thought to ever be and that you are able to handle anything whatever that may be. You can do it. My heart is with you.
Love and hugs,
MarionSeptember 9, 2012 at 12:24 am #63554lisaannParticipant
Thank you all for your support. I can feel your support even through the distance.
Dad is nearly unresponsive now, but I did get the chance to tell him that he has been the best father any daughter could ask for. Once while sitting there, I wasn’t talking I just had my head down beside his pillow. He opened his eyes and said, “you don’t have to worry, I am not going to die, I will be around.”
My son was in Afghanistan. I have fought MS for 12 years. Went to school and almost have a doctorate. This is the hardest thing I have ever done.September 8, 2012 at 5:27 am #63553nancy246Participant
Lisa Ann, Thinking of you as you spend the last hours with your dad. My husband, too, did not seem to experience pain at the end. What a blessing. He will be at peace soon and I hope you find some peace in this sad time as well. Hugs. NancySeptember 7, 2012 at 2:51 am #63552marionsModerator
Lisa Ann….my heart is with you and your family at this precious time.
All my love,
MarionSeptember 7, 2012 at 1:56 am #63551hamptonsarasotaMember
Lisa Ann, it’s heartbreaking to read what you have written but know that everyone on this site understands what you are going through. Know that our thoughts are with you, and we are giving your family support through our prayers as well as yours. Follow Anp’s advise, tell your father you love him, he WILL hear you and comfort him at this most difficult time. All our prayers heading your way…..
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