Saturday, July 25, 2009

Until we meet again..

Today we will lay my dad to rest. It has been six days since we took him to the hospital but it feels like a month. I remember feeling this way when Mom died, too. Every day is spent preparing for the services. Every day we see more of the people whose lives Dad touched whether for a moment or for years. I know it will not sink in until all of this hubub is over. It has been hard for me to grieve for Dad because I am so very thankful that he is no longer in pain. He really had begun to hate the fact that he needed our help 24/7 and that he was not able to do much on his own. It is a sad day when a strong, independent person loses his dignity.

The brightest spot in our ordeal these days has been our sweet little Kerrington. We have worn her out every day, going from one pair of arms to another. Everyone wants to hold her and love on her. She has been a healing bundle of joy. Thank you, Kerri Berry! And, thank you Rob and April for being so patient with us and sharing her so freely.

Rest in peace, Daddy. We love you!

7 comments:

Deb Sews Quilts said...

I am so sorry to read about your Dad. I read your blog regularly and know that you have been a loving and caring daughter. Please accept my deepest sympathies and I will pray for your family.

Kathy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will provide you and your family comfort during this time.

Narelle said...

My sincere condolances to you and your family. May your memories be beautiful ones.

Deb said...

Veronica, how wonderful that your Dad got to meet Kerrington. That would have been so special for him. I hope the day went perfectly for your Dad, a day of smiles, happy tears and wonderful memories being recollected.
Big hugs Deb

Nanci said...

This is the first time visiting your blog. I offer my condolences to the loss of your father.
On reading the past few blogs posted, I read how wonderful this man was, how loved he was by his family.
You stated your feelings so well about how a man who lived a good life will be misses...

Pamela said...

I do not know you but I follow your blog, my sympathy goes out to you and your's at the loss of your dear dad, My own mother passed away 6 weeks ago and like your dad she found it hard to go from a independant lady who depended on us to do everything for her. It's never easy to loose someone you love but keep thinking that they are now in peace..grieving process will come to you intime..thoughts are with you

Anonymous said...

Veronica, please know that you and your family are in our prayers as your life continues without your dad - we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, and that does somewhat soften the emptiness you feel. God Bless You! Cynthia