Sunday, September 21, 2008

Personal Note

Let me say how sorry I am that I have not updated my blog in a while. Life has been a little crazy around here. My dad was diagnosed with cancer in January and was going through a bunch of chemo treatments. My parents only live an hour and a half from us, so we would try to go and visit my dad at least one weekend a month, sometimes more. My mom called me Aug. 26th to say dad was in the hospital and was going downhill very quickly, the doctor's wanted her to call the family in. I took the rest of the week off work and went to go see him. The first day we went up I was able to give him a scrapbook I had made for him and was able to really talk with him. The next few days we could see him going downhill. On August 30th, my dad passed away and went to be with the Lord. August 30th was my parent's 37th wedding anniversary, earlier in the month my dad gave me some money to pick up an anniversary gift for mom and to do a card for her. That morning my brother and I were debating on whether or not to give mom our anniversary gifts because of the situation, we knew that most likely he would pass away that day. However after asking mom how she felt about it, we decided to go ahead and celebrate it. So we gave her the gifts. I am so sure dad hang on until mom had opened her gift from him, he passed away very shortly after that. Dad was a minister and he was a minister until the end. His last words were a prayer that a pastor does at the interment ceremony at the cemetery. I miss him very much, but know that he is no longer in any pain. After the funeral I went back to work for a week and then I had the next week off as holidays. After spending a few days with mom, we went up north for a few days to visit some other friends. It was so nice to get away and relax for a while. I go back to work tomorrow and try to get back into the normal routine. Thank you so much for sticking with my blog and I promise to try to keep my blog more updated. I do have lots of cards to share that I have not shown you yet, so that is my goal for the next few weeks or so.


Evelyn (ehoward at si dot rr dot com) said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. My dad passed away 2 years ago, and I still miss him very much. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

So sorry for your loss. I'm glad you were able to handle things the way your dad wanted it. Very moving.