December 14, 2009 at 8:22 pm #33631louiseParticipant
I believe in the healing power of tears. They are water of life. Thus, I was sad to hear your news and willing to let my tears fall for all of us going through difficult times. I think I spent more time in the hospital in the last 2 months than in any previous 3-month period of my life, but I’m home again and looking forward to Christmas with my family. I believe you and your Mum have the strength to get through the subdued Christmas this will probably be for you, but I will continue praying for you.
LouiseDecember 14, 2009 at 8:04 pm #33630gavinModerator
Hi Teresa, Joyce, Patty and Kris,
Thank you for your support, thoughts and kind words, they are much appreciated indeed.
GavinDecember 14, 2009 at 3:33 pm #33629devoncatParticipant
I am so very sorry for your loss. It seems like only a couple of weeks ago he was enjoying those special foods at the daycare center. I dont have the words, I am sure there arent any, but know you and your family are in my prayers.
KrisDecember 14, 2009 at 6:05 am #33611tiapattyMember
I am sorry to hear this news and I can tell you the road ahead is a little uncertain. The loving care you gave your father was your last gift to him and I am sure it made him feel loved.
PattyDecember 14, 2009 at 5:00 am #33624jmoneypennyMember
So sorry to hear about your dad. You and your mom are in my thoughts. Your dad seemed like such a funny yet dignified person – I feel I knew him through your posts. I wish you some peace in the rough days ahead.
Joyce MDecember 13, 2009 at 11:41 pm #33623teresaMember
Hya Gavin so sorry to hear your news. I look in on our family every night before bedtime and guessed time was an element in your journey.
I know from experience what this journey can be like and all we all can hope is that our loved ones have a peaceful ending.
Right now as of today my oldest son has driven down from scotland to spend a night with us on his way to Coventry to a meeting concerning his work (charity) with children in Glagow. He also tries to do his best whilst living such a long way from us. He knows also what cc. is like when he lost his brother and living some 300 miles away was’nt and easy time for him.
I wish you and mom peace and special time especially over christmas and I know you will talk about when you were a wee boy and how dad looked after you. love and light Alans momDecember 13, 2009 at 8:22 pm #33622gavinModerator
Thank you all so much for your kind words, support, prayers and condolences. They mean so very much to me and my mum. I have passed all your messages on to mum and she wants me to pass on her thanks to you all.
These recent days have been very difficult indeed as you could imagine and words can not describe how much we miss dad. I am doing everything I can to support mum and help her in any way that I can and dads funeral is on Wednesday afternoon.
Once again, thank you all so very very much.
My very best wishes to you all
GavinDecember 11, 2009 at 3:34 pm #33607celoiParticipant
As I read you post today, it took me back to Dec 31, 2007 when my wonderful father took his last breathe. Your father was surronded by those that loved him dearly, that was important.
Take care of yourself and keep the memories of your dad, that will not go away and it will keep you going.
Daughter of David CookDecember 11, 2009 at 1:09 pm #33606theresaMember
So very sorry to hear of your loss.December 11, 2009 at 9:31 am #33608magicParticipant
Gavin,my sincere condolences to you and your mum and family.You managed very well and you had terrific support and care which really helps.It will be a busy time now so good luck with that Janet xDecember 11, 2009 at 8:13 am #33609katieloumattMember
So very very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. What a loving and supportive son you are for both your Dad and now I know you will continue your care with your Mum.
Thinking of you in the next few days and weeks which will be so painful for you,
KatieDecember 11, 2009 at 2:48 am #33610hollieMember
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Your father must have been a great man to raise such a caring and compassionate son like you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. It really breaks my heart to know loved ones are being lost to this disease. Take care of yourself Gavin. Love, Hollie (Sophie’s niece)December 11, 2009 at 12:49 am #33621jcleggMember
I am so sorry to hear your sad news, but I can also say that I know heaven is a beautiful place. I was with my Husband Butch when he left this world to go to heaven, and he did it with a smile on his lips and eyes that were at peace. We still mourn, axs we are “left behind”, but we have the assurance of knowing where they are.
Joyce C.December 10, 2009 at 11:21 pm #33620valjeeMember
I’m so sorry to read your news today, my deepest sympathies to you & your mum.
If there is any consolation to be had right now, your dad had his loved ones around him right to the end & he was made as comfortable as possible.
Be sure we’re all thinking of you during the coming days (& weeks).
Val xDecember 10, 2009 at 8:45 pm #33619hollandgMember
My deepest sympathies to you and your Mom. You have been an inspiration to me as you stood side-by-side with your dad in your struggle with CC over the past months. I’m so pleased his death was peaceful and you were with him at the end.
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