I’m so sorry Kerrie. I hope his passing was peaceful and that you were all able to do what you needed to do.
As a former palliative care nurse, I understand much of what you went through and are going through. Remember to take time for yourself and hopefully, it won’t be too long before the tears are replaced more often with smiles when you remember him.
Dear Kerrie, I just came across this website tonight 8:00 pm. 7/24/08. I found it because I was praying God would lead me to a place to help him relieve his intense daily pain. I am saddened to hear that you lost your dad today. I lost mine almost 8 years ago and still miss him so much. My thoughts are with you. When you grieve, every feeling you experience is your own. It belongs to you and no emotion is wrong or at the wrong time. Don’t let anyone tell you that ever. Know that your father may be checking in on you from time to time. I was brought up Catholic and never expected to hear his voice call out to me when I was taking care of some things at his home. I also asked God for a sign so I knew he was in heaven. The grape vine that never produced, in 2 weeks in was overflowing,the peach tree branches splt.Wonderful and beautiful. Remember his words of wisdom,how much he loved you and from my experience DO NOT hold on to the diffulities he had up his passing. Your dad is who he was when he was alive on earth. He now is in God’s house and has passed onward. He truly is not dead. Your heart is breaking but he’s truly okay. It’s so much harder to be left behind then to go forward into an eternity where there is no pain, sadness, fear or regret. There is an awsome place waiting for us when it’s our time. My mom shared this with me as she was leaving her body. I was not with her physically but in spirit she was with me. I wish you love, peace, and when the healing begins I wish you alot of happy memories and much laughter. Your dad will never leave you even if you can’t feel his arms around you now. God bless you Kerrie. You are not alone. Warmly, Pam D
Kerrie, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know what you are going through. I lost my Father in January. I can’t offer much advise yet because I am still figuring it out myself, but I am thinking of you and wishing the best for you.
Kerrie – I am very sorry for the loss of your father. I lost my dad 4 years ago, and it was more painful than I could ever have imagined. I don’t think anything can prepare us to lose a parent. For me, it was like the whole world was flipped upside down. At the time, I called up every friend of mine who had lost a parent and asked them “how on EARTH did you get through this??” They knew just what I meant, and their stories helped me alot.
One thing they all said was that it WOULD get better with time, and they were right. It was the saddest time of my life, and I just had to feel it and grieve. But eventually the pain began to lift and I began to feel like myself again.
You have helped so many people with your work here. I hope that their support and caring can be of at least some small help to you now. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.
You are in my thoughts.
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that so many are thinking of you and sending you strength and love to try to help you get through this difficult time. I will be thinking of you and sending you and your family my warmest wishes.
Take good care,