Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday

My father was with us through Thanksgiving. He was conscious, alert, and was able to at least touch his new great-grandson. He went to bed after that and never got up again. He slipped into a coma sometime last night, and passed away a 3:25 this evening. He doesn't hurt anymore.

Thanks to all of you who have left words of encouragement. You are all very kind, and I am grateful.

26 comments:

natalie said...

I am so glad that it went ok with your father on Thanksgiving!:)
cool!
hugs,natalie

Paula said...

Just here to offer a word of sympathy to you. My prayers are with you as I know it is a hard time.

Debbie said...

Mara, may you and your family find comfort in the arms of an angel. I'm in tears I know there are no words that can console you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you walk this long hard journey. May your Dad Rest In Peace. My deepest sympathy to each of you.
Hugs
Debbie

Robin said...

I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. I'm really glad to hear that he was alert and conscsious and touched his great grandson and all of that. I hear that sometimes people are able to stay pulling themselves through a holiday, it's their last push, b/c it means so much. I'm in tears for you (literally, and I'm in my public cubicle at work oh well). Yes, may he be in peace, no pain, etc. Hugs today. -- Robin

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

I wish there were words to comfort at a times like this. I'm sorry for your loss but know that your comforted by his peacefulness. Take care of you,
Katie

Terri said...

((((((((Mara)))))))))

I am so very sorry for your loss.

I am glad your dad got to spend Thanksgiving with you all and was alert...

Please know I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers..

Big Hugs!
Terri

Lori said...

I am so sorry Mara. I know that we all knew it was coming soon, but that still doesn't make it any easier on you, I know. I'm glad he isn't hurting anymore. I hope that your mom is holding up okay. You take care, and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rose said...

Words are poor things when we suffer the loss of a loved one. Still I want to convey my desire, hwoever, inadequate, to offer consolation.

Hugs, Rose

Joann said...

Mara, came by to say that I wish you and your family peace in the knowledge that your father is in complete comfort now, and great memories of that last Thanksgiving you spent together.

natalie said...

dear Mara,
oh dear My Deepest Consolation with the loss of your father.I hope that you are doing okay..he must have been a great father.
love,natalie

natalie said...

Mara I am thinking of you lots and lots..so sorry that he passed away..you will be iin my thoughts and prayers
love you
natalie

Wes said...

Mara:

I wish to give you and your family some Peace and Love!

Blessed Be,
Wes

Lynne said...

My sincere condolences for your loss, and a prayer that God will send His angels of comfort and peace to you and yours during this time! God Bless!

Jeannette said...

So very sad to hear of the passing of your Father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

D said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers and strength

ADB said...

Came here through Call for Support to offer my condolences on your loss. Wishing you and yours every strength in the weeks and months ahead,

Guido
http://atlantic-lines.blogspot.com

Searching for Peace said...

I am very sorry to hear about your father. It is so nice to hear that you had a nice Thanksgiving with him. That happened to me with my grandmother 10 years ago. She was getting kidney dialisys alot and was feeling out of it and weak. When mother's day came she was thinking clearly and able to hold my 3 month old daughter. That was something she really wanted to do. Two days later she passed away. It is a blessing when they have that last special day. Visit my journal anytime. Hugs, Christine

Beth said...

I'm stopping by via Lori's blog, and just wanted to offer my condolences, and my thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family.

All my best,
Beth

Handmade Thoughts said...

Love you Mommie In-law! I am here for you always!!

Hollie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds like he went so peacefully. Praying for you!

Martha said...

I'm so sorry Mara. You will be in my thoughts and prayers (((Hugs))).

Rose said...

very sorry

Kathy said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your dad. My mom died earlier this year. Even when you know its coming it is still a shock.

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Leigh said...

(((Mara)))
Sorry I wasn't here to offer condolences sooner.
Sending some healing thoughts and prayers to your family.

Leigh

LYN said...

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS...

Mark and Elayne said...

I just read on another jounral of your father's passing. I pray that G-d will comfort you and your family during this time. Never having known my father, I cannot begin to understand how you are feeling. Just know you are in our prayers.
Laini