Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Daddy

Wow! I'm trying to pull myself together.. Last Friday I flew out to Orlando FL after receiving a call from my Mom telling me that my Dad wasn't doing too good.  You see my Dad had smoked for 14-17 yrs straight and now had hardly any lung capacity left and he had cancer in his bowels. plus he had COPD and had emphysema,   I got their Friday afternoon and my heart ached so bad to see him this way.  because we had went out in early June to see him and celebrate my sons birthday and he wasn't doing too good but he was up laughing and joking with the boys and now he was laying in the room at my Moms house in a hospital bed and couldn't even talk he would just hold my hand and give facial expressions..at times.  I love my Daddy so much and seeing him like this was really hard.  but he was all excited when all of us kids were together me, my sister and my brother..he would give small smiles and raise his eyebrows. I let him hear the boys on the phone and he perked up and smiled but didn't even have the strength to open his eyes.  by Saturday afternoon we stepped out for a bit because the nurse said he was getting too agitated  because he wanted to join in the conversations but couldn't and while we were out he held Moms hand and passed away..he was waiting to go when he was just with Mom.  I can't believe my
Daddy is gone...but so glad that I flew out and seen him one last time.
Here he is with his grandsons the beginning of June.
RIP: 1935-2011
Died July 2, 2011

26 comments:

Monique Barr said...

What a great picture. Girl my heart is sad with you. But happy that you did get to say Daddy I love you. I never had my dad in my life, but this has made me cry. I have been sad and happy at the same time. God bless you and your family. My family wil be praying for strength for you and your whole family

Linda said...

Sorry for your loss. this picture is precious!!!!! God bless

Lynda said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, but very glad that you got to see your dad one last time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Take Care

Glenda said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jan said...

So sorry but I know you're grateful you got to see him one last time. May your memories heal your heart.

Lisa said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. As hard as it must have been to see him suffering, how peaceful for him to know his family was by his side. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

thekolbes said...

Minta, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad 8 years ago and it is so very hard
HUGS
TRish

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! I know how hard it is to see them suffer, but he isn't suffering anymore. I lost my Mom 2 years ago, and it is still hard. I'm so glad you got to see him, and he loved you very much. It will get easier day by day. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Big Hugs! Leah Ann

Dilsaver Designs said...

I am so sorry for your loss and am so glad you got to see him. God Bless you and your family during this time.

jennyplace2 said...

There are no words to take away your pain. I am so sorry for your loss, but I know that your dad is up there in Heaven able to take the first deep breath in years and feeling good. Take care my Dear.

The Crafty Elf said...

Oh dear this was tough to read and not feel your pain. Words can't express how sorry I am for your loss. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

Laurie said...

Minta, I am so sorry for your loss. I know exactly how you feel because I lost my daddy 2 1/2 years ago to a severe stroke. It still hurts, but we do get through it. You and your family are in my prayers.

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers. My husband lost both his parents and it was so hard to deal with. with his mom she passed just as our flight came in I think she wanted to pass with just her and her husband around. And his father went so fast we didn't even get time off till afterwards to go see him. I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through but just wanted to send you ((((HUGS))))

Tanya said...

Oh honey...I'm so sorry! So thankful that you were able to spend some special time with your Daddy. I know just how hard it is, I lost my wonderful Daddy just 4 years ago, once a Daddy's girl, always a Daddy's girl. Stay strong and remember the good times, it will help you get through the tough times. Love to you and your family.

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

I'm so sorry. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. My father passed away a few months ago from esophageal cancer and I wish I could tell you it gets easier. I haven't looked at the shoe box full of sympathy cards yet because I still don't want to believe it is true. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Tisha said...

I am so very sorry Minta. I am praying for you and your family.

Tisha

Miranda said...

I am so sorry for your loss sweetie! My prayers are with you and your family!

VICTORIA said...

Oh Minta I am so sorry, there is something to be said about daddy's little girl. I was an only girl and I love my father very much and he passed away 4 years ago and I still am very sad about that. I will keep you in my prayers. Take care.

Vickie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

DebC said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I grew up in indiana and two years ago moved to Kissimmee, FL. My father had triple bypass in April and I miss my family as they all live in indiana. I'm so scared of missing time with my father that is important because you never know how much time you have that i am moving back. I'm sending you prayers for you and your family and especially for your mother who now has to live without her love. I can't help but cry while writing this I feel your pain.
Hugs
Deb C
bugjuiced.blogspot.com

Marlene said...

I'm so sorry about your father. Hugs.

jenlynnie said...

i am so sorry for your loss and how wonderful that he had all of you there just before he died. hugs to you.

Jana said...

Hi Minta,
So, so sorry to hear about your daddy. My heart breaks for you. Take comfort in the fact that he is no longer sick. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment and becoming a follower. I am now a follower of yours :). I pray for comfort and peace for you and your family.
Blessings,
Jana

Amy @MoMomma said...

I just found your blog, I am sorry to hear about your Father. My Mother smoked for about 50 years and has COPD as well. She is on O2 about half of the time and is doing okay. I know her body won't last forever. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs.

Sabina@Slip Stitches & More said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. My mother passed away almost 3 yrs ago and though the sorrow has lightened, and she is no longr suffering in this life, she is still greatly missed...stay strong and remember the good times.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following you too

cinderella11pm said...

So sorry for your loss, grief and pain from your loved Daddy's death, Minta. My empathy.

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