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It's A Sad Day!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

My Dad Died today, I am sad and relieved all at the same time, he has been suffering with a brain tumor for 5 months now, well until this morning, when he drew his last breath! He's in a much better place now, but he will be so missed by all of his family, just the thought of him not being around anymore, is so sad! but he's not laying there dying anymore! Miss you Dad! Forever!
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  • PATMSCHROEDER
    I lost my mom on 3-29-2007 after a long battle with emphysema. She was my best friend as well as my mom, and I miss her every day. As I struggle with diabetes, I try to remember her courage and sense of humor. I just found out a dear friend has cancer with a small chance of recovery. That news has strengthened my determination to take care of myself and keep my family close. I want to be there for my grandchildren as long as possible. love, Pat S.
    1614 days ago
  • DORMAT4
    Sorry for your loss. My dad died in Feb. He had high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and was legally blind. It is indeed sad and yet a relief because we know they're not suffering anymore. He is my "inspiration" to get healthy. I know he doesn't want me to wind up in the same boat as he was.
    1989 days ago
  • HEALTHIER30
    Is anyone going to the Sparks covention this weekend?
    2632 days ago
  • HEALTHIER30
    This October will be the first aniversary of my father's passing. He was 86 and I was with him when he died. i thank God for the 6 months he was with me in Ohio and I had the time with him. Now I am my mothers care giver, she is 76 and in a wheelchair,she lives near me in a nurisng home. it is hard to say good-bye, but i know my dad is in a better place.
    2632 days ago
  • DRADISCH
    I am New to SP and the team. I know how it feels to lose a loved one and what the anniversary day feels like,on 06/09 was the anniversary of my beloved sister 5 years and it was very difficult for me. My Da will be 30 years on -6/18 and my Mom on 09/30 and that will be 40 years. Everybody says that it gets easier with time. Each one of us has a different time for the pain.
    My heart and prayers are with you.
    What gets me through is that I know in my heart My loved ones are with Our Lord and Healthy and Healed.
    Blessings to you and yours
    Donna emoticon
    2730 days ago
  • VERMILIONCLAY
    this is the 2nd Anniversary of my Dad passing away! Thank you remembering it with me! Hugs, Verm
    2803 days ago
  • DREAMYJ
    My sympathy to you hon. This is a very hard thing to go through, even though expected. I will keep you in my prayers.
    2803 days ago
  • ORLFL55
    Dear Verm,
    I am so sorry that you are grieving today. My dad died 2 years ago, with cancer, at 81 yr. old.
    God bless you,
    Judy emoticon
    2804 days ago
  • WANTILANDA1
    I'M SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE DEATH OF YOUR FATHERBUT HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE...AND HE CAN KEEP A BETTER EYE ON YOU. GOD HAS ANOTHER ANGEL BUT YOU HAVE ANOTHER GUARDIAN ANGEL.
    MY PRAYERS WILL BE FOR YOUR TO CONTINUE TO HAVE STRENGTH AND TO KEEP FAITH. MY PRAYERS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
    HAVE A BLESSED DAY.
    3137 days ago
  • MOM2716
    I am sorry for your loss. I lost my mother this year and know that it hurts like crazy. Yes, there is relief after watching her suffer for years with various health issues. She had a stroke on Jan. 21 and passed on Jan 28. Time does help. Think of all the good times with your dad and family. It brings comfort for me when I do this.
    3159 days ago
  • COUSIN3
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have loss two close relatives this year. I can truly relate to your sorrow. Please keep up the good work and know that he is up there and looking down upon you and your success. I will pray for you. Love and Prayers, Cousin 3 emoticon
    3159 days ago
  • SWEETIEDI55
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Even knowing that your dad is in a better place, it doesn't change the loss that you feel. Think of all the good times and things that you shared building memories. A hug for you

    sweetiedi55
    3161 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/10/2008 7:33:00 PM
  • VERMILIONCLAY
    Thank you all so much for your condolenses!~ It was a hard first year, and then about a week before the 1st Anniversary of his passing away, I started to become really depressed, I didn't want to go work out, or linedance! I really thought I was coming down with something, and then I thought about it, and thought it must be because I am feeling sad about the upcoming Anniversary! and then our neighbors invited us to go to Amish Country on the exact same day of his passing, and my husband and I went with our neighbors and 25 of their friends and family members to an Amish family's house to the most wonderful dinner, everything was homemade from the bread to the pies! and the fellowship was so great, it took my mind off the day! I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend tha day! Cherish your family and friends everyone! they are Priceless! I love you all here! Thank you for being here for me!! Love,Carolyn/Verm
    3161 days ago
  • NELLIEC
    I am sorry to hear of your loss. It is always difficult when a loved one dies, even when you know that they are no longer suffering. May God comfort and bless you and your family!
    3161 days ago
  • HRDWLBY
    Verm,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I know how hard it is to lose your dad.

    Helen
    3164 days ago
  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    My sincerest condolences are being sent to you on angel wings. Your father is truly at rest now and will never have another moment of suffering. I will be praying for peace, comfort and blessings for you and your family. Just remember that your father will always be with you in your heart and memories. Those will never fade. You will truly miss him but when you think of him, he will instantly be right there beside you always. 40 years of written memories is absolutely fantastic!

    Dear Heavenly Father, We know that You have taken another loved child home to be with You. Thank You for the wonderful life he had with his family and friends and that he lived a full and happy life being able to do the things he wanted and enjoyed. Thank You also for releasing him from his suffering and bringing him home where he will be reunited with his family and friends somewhere down the road. I ask that You put Your loving arms around his family and friends and bring them the comfort, healing, peace, and blessings that only You can give. You know their needs and I am asking that you grant them and protect them during this trying time. These things I pray in the name of Your son, Jesus. Amen.

    I will continue to keep you in prayer.
    Special hugs to you Verm,
    Helen



    3195 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/7/2008 1:51:36 PM
  • DEBBIE-WEBBIE
    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You are in my thoughts.
    3394 days ago
  • CANUCK100A
    I am sorry to hear of your loss.
    3470 days ago
  • SAMANTHA44
    Once again, I want to say, I'm sorry to hear about your Father, but, he is a much better place. I lost my Dad about 6 years ago, but it's not over, we will see them again. Thanks for sharing about your Father. Your in my prayers. Kathy
    3533 days ago
  • BELLE_HEART
    Thank you for writing about him. What a great guy! And how valuable those journals are! 40 years - wow.

    I'm in Canada, but my best friend is in Hamilton, Ohio!

    Belle
    3533 days ago
  • VERMILIONCLAY
    thank you for your comments!
    My Dad was 73 going on 40, he golfed, and fished, and ran and ate right, he was soooo active up until 5 months ago, when he complained about his golf game going down hill, and then his handwriting was unreadable(he wrote daily in a journal for 40 years) and then his speech was a little slurred! he was a macho Italian man who really thought he was invincible, he thought he had a little mini stroke! that turned out to be an inoperable gioblastoma grade 4 (worse kind) brain tumor weighing on his left frontal lobe, (his motor skills and speech) it grew so fast, he had 30 radiation treatments and chemo but it kept growing, leaving him immobile! all he could do for a month was lay in a hospice bed and stare! he kind of just went to sleep in the end! He will truely be missed by his family and friends! he was a caring and friendly and intertaining leader of our family! he seemed to bring everyone together when he was around, I live in Ohio, and he lived in Hollister, Calif, and we would visit back and forth! he finally gave his permission a month and a half before he passed, for us to come to visit, he called and said he needed me, My husband and I jumped on a plane and took care of him for 2 weeks before having to put him in Hospice the day before we left! I said my Goodbyes then, knowing that in about a month(the doctors prognosis) he would be gone, so it's been a month and a half, and he took his last breath at 5:30am Calif. time! he will be buried in a military cemetary there, with a 21 gun salute on Wed. It's an end of an era!
    3534 days ago
  • COMOMX3
    I am sorry for your loss but understand your relief. It's hard to see loved ones suffer. Hang on to the memories. The good memories. I will pray for you and your family tonight-

    Michelle
    3534 days ago
  • BELLE_HEART
    Verm, I'm so sorry for your loss. What was he like? (if you want to share)

    Belle
    3534 days ago
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