Hello All My Sparkies!!!
Having just lost my Dad on Oct. 4, after he hung around long enough to celebrate his 74th birthday on 9-26 and his 54th Anniversary on 9-20.....So glad he did that for Mom....and us! He suffers no more and is at peace. I was blessed to have the time to say goodbye and make our peace, I love him and will always, always miss him...He was AWESOME!!
After he passed I DID show him all my tattoos (that he didn't know about and would of had A FIT OVER!) and I told Mom that surprisingly enough, he didn't say a damn thing!!! LOL!! :)
Did great at the viewing, so many friends from my past showed up I was so touched.
Some had met met Dad, and you would not forget him if you had...
Though the morning of the funeral, went the way it ALWAYS DOES for me:
I sent Doug and Daniel to Walmart, told Doug to pick up a pair of Khaki pants, size 14 Reg. just like the ones I held in front of his face, and get Daniel's hair cut. He came home with a pair of black slacks that were too long.
I shaved Nicks thick hair, in the bathroom, throwing clumps in the toilet, then he wanted to sit down, so then it was all over the floor. When we were done, Nick said he would vacuum it up, I said GREAT! So I went and ironed shirts in the kitchen and soon Nick comes in saying he is SORRY.........OK........ so he shows me that he cleaned the floor AND ALSO CLEANED THE HAIR OUT OF THE TOILET!!! Yes, water is spewing out out of my Sears Kenmore that I use at work.....I cannot say out loud what I was thinking, I just held back tears, and turned the vacuum upside down on the towels and walked away.
Went back to kitchen to dish out shirts and 1 of the kids tie's is missing, WAS just on the table with shirts, but none the less, GONE.... Haven't found it yet! Ok...Get in the car, already running late, supposed to be there at 1:30, its now 1:40...we jump in the car, no gas, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Doug "didn't notice"....so we stop and get gas QUICKLY, I haul ass to the funeral home, slide up in the parking lot practically on 2 wheels, at 4 minutes to 2:00....walked in and lost it...........so...life goes on as I know it :)
Thank you all for your support this entire time, it means more than you will ever know or that I can express, I love you all, and will be jumping back on SPARKS with both feet!!!!
This was MY special birthday cake to him, his favorite...Moonpie!!! LOL!!!
October 5th 2012:
Many of you that have been a part of my life know that my Dad has been sick for some time now. If you ever had the pleasure of meeting him, you would most definitely remember him. If you didn't.........well......you missed a good one. Last night, surrounded by all of his family....we were able to say our goodbyes, as it was time for Dad to go. Please keep our Dad and our family in your thoughts and prayers.
I am proud and honored to have been his daughter.