Thursday, October 08, 2009

Rest in Peace Daddy...


Last week, on October 1, I lost my Daddy. He spent the week in the ICU where they tried to stabilize him, but he was too far gone. He was a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend. Him & Mom were married for 51 years. I think it goes without saying that I'll miss him. Although strong when he was younger, the last few years had left him fragile. I will always remember him as a gentle soul. I'm like him in many ways except that I'm waaaaay feistier. And I'm not sure that anyone who knows me would ever use the word gentle to describe me.

Altimeter, Belt, Control, Cable, Canopy. He taught me this when I was about 9 years old. It's the things that you check before you take off in a glider. He loved to fly. Now why I still remember this, but can't remember to call my eye doctor to get a copy of my prescription- I don't know. ;-)

He wanted to be cremated and spend his eternity with his girls, down here in Florida where he spent over half his life. But well intentioned relatives started the process to bury his remains up north, in a place where his "girls" won't get to visit him. We (My sister & I) don't get to travel much & Mom's not going to be able to travel much either. So this really is goodbye. I am comforted by memories and can smile through my tears.

Please pardon this sad post....needed to get it out into the universe.

5 comments:

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

I am so sorry. I can't find any words...

Stacie said...

Thanks Tammy- I know there are really no words. You are so sweet ;-)

Halle said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I fear I will be going through the same thing within the year. It's wonderful that you have such great memories of your Dad. Take care...

Val Foster said...

I'm saddened by the loss of your dear father Stacie, and offer my sincere condolences. My heart goes out to you dear.

My mother died last year on March 17th, and then last Saturday my father had a massive stroke. He's stabilized now, and was in ICU for less than 24 hours. Now he's in a private hospital room. He's improved somewhat, but can't speak and is paralyzed on his right side. He's 85, and was in good phyical health, with no mobility problems at all, until this happened. He's going to hate losing his independence and mobility. We don't know yet how much recovery is possible.

So anyway, I can relate to the pain of losing a parent. May God grant you peace and comfort.

Cathie Carroll said...

There's no need to apologize for speaking of your feelings. Losing a parent is life changing and your sadness should be honored.

Warm wishes for the holiday season and a wonderful new year.

Cathie Carroll